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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 2/18/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
This was the medical oncologist I saw at Dana Farber in Boston and read in their quarterly newsletter that he had moved to LA.
Thought this might be of interest to some who may be looking for choices with advance stage.  He is one of the leaders in this field.
diagnosed sept 2006 @ 54 years old, live in Georgia, gleason 3+4=7, (r) lobe only

psa 4.7 (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern. If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)

Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT

RP Emory Atlanta December 2006. Path-negative margin, negative lymph nodes, negative SV, both Lobes involved, 40% gland involved
multifocal perineural invasion, Gleason 3+4=7

Fully continent 2 weeks post catheter removal

1st psa April 2007-<0.04, 6 mos-<0.04, 9 mos <0.04, 1yr <0.04, 21 mos <0.04, 2 yr 0.04 (rising?) 

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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3149
   Posted 2/19/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Good info Ron, Dr. Sartor has seen alot of patients and is very knowledgable apparently about the insurmountable drug therapies and choices, and when to switch patients from one to another.

Ron I see in your bio you underlined why did your uro miss the psa velocity, he was trained in old school thinking and probably not up to date. Dr. Strum published a piece years ago now that was...."what every doctor and patient should know" talked about psa's, velocity, doubling times etc.
Strum knew that the uro- folks were somewhat neandrathals about the modern knowledge of prostate cancer....exactly why we patients need to read guys like him whom publish books for us. Just get an opinion from a leading PCa onco-doc and compare to what is said and gleaned to you vs. most uro-docs....then you will notice it first hand.

A Primer on Prostate Cancer the Empowered Patients Guide (2nd edition still valid from 2002, I wonder who is the guy on the inside cover who said "this book trumps them all"???? )

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