Clark Howard joins our brotherhood.

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Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/18/2009 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Consumer advocate Clark Howard joins our fraternity as today it was announced on CNN that he as prostate cancer.  My first thought is to wish him the very best and let him know he is not alone...Here's the link (Sent on the PPML by our own FLHW (David E).
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 2/19/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
G'Mornin Tony, I hate to hear that about Clark, I started listening to him on WSB radio here in Atlanta back in the early 80's when he started his show. I saw it on the news this morning. He is a real sharp consumer guy. I am anxious to see what treatment he pursues. The radiation clinics of Georgia do a seed/imrt regime that has some good stats. I hope all is well for everyone.....

Age 53
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09 YEA!

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Total Posts : 3149
   Posted 2/20/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I kind of sounds like he diagnosed in the early rounds of PCa, he probably has many options. Be interesting to see if he becomes an outspoken advocate of PCa issues and/or the crazy world of PCa.

Alot of people don't even know they have PCa, some never find out too. If you live to be 80-90 then almost 80-90% of those men are found with PCa, most have indolent versions or scenarios whereby they can wait or chose non-invasive therapies.

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