Does anyone buy this line of thinking with height and PC?

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Purgatory
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   Posted 2/15/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I read this, and still not convinced, what about you?
 
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
 
 


Godfather
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   Posted 2/15/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
David:

I agree with you. This one gets returned to the blogosphere under the heading "Coincidence, not cause". Thanks for the interesting post, though.

Tony
Age at diagnosis 61  5'8" 260 lbs.
Resides in SW Florida
12/07 PSA 2.6  12/08 PSA 4.0
Biopsy 1/09 - 6 of 8 nodes positive 
Left - 2 of 4 positive, 2% involved, 4+3=7 Gleason
Right - 4 of 4 positive, 40% involved, 4+3=7 Gleason
Perineual invasion is present 
DRE small nodule on right - Prostate 22.6 cc's
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/15/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
My natural response to things like is one of deep suspicion. Same with miracle diets, miracle food cures for ever divers diseases and ailments. If it were that simple, would have been thought of years ago. I am only 5'8" and I sure got a good case of PC out of the blue. My brothers, both over 6', have very low PSA over the years. I think if you twiddle enough with statistics, you can make any case stick.

David
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
 
 


Ziggy9
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   Posted 2/15/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Most likely coincidental. But of my generation in the overall family the two tallest who are me and a cousin are both 6'3" who have Pca while our shorter cousins don't. both of us just have sisters btw.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A
 
2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study
 
4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal
 
7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 - Not unexpected bounce after the 80% drop the quarter earlier. Along with urine flow readings, an acceptable amount left in bladder measured by sonic. Results warrant skipping third quarter tests, and to return April, 2009 for final biopsy scheduled to
complete clinical research study 
 
 
 

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