I would like to send out a great big northwest hello to all of you at H.W. but especially you men like myself who suffer from advanced disease. Our challenges are different than the men who's options include the hope of a cure. We do not have surgery as an option. We must depend on hormone therapy, chemo, and clinical trials. It is not always easy to remain positive. We live with fear of our own demize. We never plan too far into the future. We live each day one day at a time and pray for a miracle cure to be discovered. I am here to tell each of you that there is hope. We can beat this disease. I believe it with all my heart. My heart goes out to each of you and I extend this invitation of friendship to to each of you. E-mail me anytime. Todd
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!!