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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 2/9/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I scan the web daily for promsing news regarding prostate cancer treatments. is a good source for news regarding PCa research.
In acse you didn't see this news, here is a link to an article of interest.
Kudos to the rersearchers. One day we are going to whip this monster.
Bill in San Diego
Age 60 (59 when Dx) PSA 4.4
Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)
Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear
HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar
RRP Surgery 9/15/08 La Mesa California
Geason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX
Seminal vesicals, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free
Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present
IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) End 1/27/09
PSA (10/13/08): <0.1

Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 2/9/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Bill, had'nt seen that article before.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 2/9/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news. Thanks Bill....Diane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
Seed implant and conformal radiation and Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06 Dr. Eastham
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK Dr. Wong
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
Catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/08
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8 2008 Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008
PSA .6 12/08
AUS improving..only 2 pads a day and one at night
Complete hip replacement surgery Dr. Waters Gainesville, FL 1/9/09
Forging ahead to health!

New Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 2/23/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Group:

My name is Dave and this is the first time that I am posting. I live in central New Jersey and have just been diagnosed with prostate cance with a gleason score of 3+3 (6) It seems to be located on the right lower side of the graph where I had the standard 12 needle biopsy. It showed up in two of the 12 graphs (5%) in each graph. They found it because of a 4.0 PSA and I have an enlarged prostae of about 70mm.

I know this is vague, but any suggestions from anyone with any knowledge on this would be helpful.

There looks like a lot of options on this which makes it very confusing. I am being sent to get a cat scan with contrast of the pelvis region and a bone scan, as well as a chest x-ray. My doctor has told me that he is not worried about this spreading beacsue of my score and small amount that I have but it is procedure.

  Thank you

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 2/23/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi BillSD,

Thanks for the URL to this very interesting and informative report. We can only hope that it will turn out to be another weapon in the fight against this cancer.
All the best to you.

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06, Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month

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