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Ziggy9
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   Posted 4/2/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the future for some.
 
http://www.onemedplace.com/education/prostatecancer/
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 
 
 
 


Ziggy9
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   Posted 4/5/2009 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Now that the video link working again time to bump this up. The future shouldn't fade away so quick.
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 
 
 
 


livinadream
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   Posted 4/5/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for posting, this was a very interesting video and I would hope folks that caught the cancer early enough would take a close look at this.

Peace and much grace and love
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Ziggy9
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   Posted 4/5/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome back Dale, I wonder what happened to you. I read about your depression that's only natural.. You seem back to form now..
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 
 
 
 


Ziggy9
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   Posted 4/6/2009 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Just had the final biopsy for TFT. I haven't had anything stuck up my butt for almost a year now, I didn't miss it. This was the normal 12 needle type again. Hopefully this will be last time.

I predict many more low risk PCa men will soon choose this as a primary treatment. No incontinence, temporary ED problems corrected after taking a couple of Viagaras. Now back to normal there, along with wet orgasms because I still have a functioning prostate.
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 
 
 
 


Tudpock18
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   Posted 4/7/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear realziggy:

Well, I finally got around to watching the video and it's fascinating!  Best of all, it also makes a lot of common sense, i.e. just kill the cancer not the whole prostate.  I really hope this becomes a widespread option for those who are eligible.  I have often said I would have chosen active surveillance if I had been a candidate.  I think I'll revise that...I would prefer TFT which seems to be the best of both worlds, i.e. treat the cancer but avoid most of the sides.

Assuming your PSA stays relatively low, I gather biopsies are a thing of the past for you.  However, if I understood the video correctly, if your PSA rises and if you have a recurrance, there is a possibility that the procedure could be repeated, i.e. just treating the cancer and not the whole gland.  Is that correct?

Finally, I hope you will post that link for newbies who come here looking for advice.  Even if they don't choose TFT as a therapy, they need to know the universe of possibilities before making a choice.

Thanks,

Tudpock


Age 62
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
T1C
PSA 4.2
2 of 16 cores cancerous
27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 4/1/09.

Ziggy9
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   Posted 4/8/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Tudpock18 said...
Dear realziggy:

Well, I finally got around to watching the video and it's fascinating! Best of all, it also makes a lot of common sense, i.e. just kill the cancer not the whole prostate. I really hope this becomes a widespread option for those who are eligible. I have often said I would have chosen active surveillance if I had been a candidate. I think I'll revise that...I would prefer TFT which seems to be the best of both worlds, i.e. treat the cancer but avoid most of the sides.

Assuming your PSA stays relatively low, I gather biopsies are a thing of the past for you. However, if I understood the video correctly, if your PSA rises and if you have a recurrance, there is a possibility that the procedure could be repeated, i.e. just treating the cancer and not the whole gland. Is that correct?

Finally, I hope you will post that link for newbies who come here looking for advice. Even if they don't choose TFT as a therapy, they need to know the universe of possibilities before making a choice.

Thanks,

Tudpock


If the PCa was to return I would have all treatment options once again available including additional TFT. Although to me a worse case scenario wouldn't have it coming back for a number of years and by then I would likely wouldn't do anything. It's not like I expect to live into my nineties.

Now that I am just about at the end of a successful clinical trial I reflect back to when I signed up for it. There were some here who thought I was taking a huge chance and that I was a pioneer. I never thought that in fact I couldn't see why someone with my lower risk PCa wouldn't opt for it. Then again I always admitted to giving more weight to life changing side effects over just possible longevity. That said I fully expect TFT to become the major treatment soon for the 66% who don't have advanced PCa cited in the video. I'll turn 60 this August and if you would've told me back in Nov 2007 I would be at this point I would never ever had thought it possible.
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 
 
 
 

Post Edited (realziggy) : 4/8/2009 6:23:10 PM (GMT-6)


rsilver
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   Posted 4/10/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
realziggy, I just watched the video that you recommended when you responded to my thread on retrograde ejaculation.
 
this is very convincing and it was one of the first questions I asked, why couldn't you just treat the affected areas of the prostate.
My understanding is that prostate cancer is multi focal and while the bulk of the tumor burden may show up in several places, most diseased prostates that have been removed and studied revealed many many small foci throughout the entire prostate. I got a study that talks about this and i will post if I can find it. That being said, lots of guys live to their 70,s,80's and even 90's with small slow growing cancer so I guess if you can get the bulk of the tumor and the worst part out, and the remaining is slow growing and icroscopic, then cryo focal point therapy makes a hell of a lot of sense. It also looks like it gives you a lot of options later. obviously a person has to meet some very specifice criteria.
 
I hadn't considered this at all and am delighted you got on my thread or I would never have known. I am going to see if I can get a consult on this either at CU or MD Anderson when I go for PBT consult.
 
thanks for making this option available to the many people who are trying to figure out what treatment to choose...all the best....bob
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