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DJBearGuy
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   Posted 4/3/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
In the latest Runner's World, there's a long article about Bill Rodgers, famous Boston Marathon multitime champ. And he was diagnosed with PCa. It says he's trying to raise people's awareness, but that it's hard for him, like with a lot of guys.

The Runner's World website doesn't mention this, at least not yet. Probably trying to make sure their hardcopy sells.

Here's a link to a brief story:
http://www.boston.com/sports/specials/marathon/articles/2008/04/19/rodgers_faced_tougher_race/

Seems he was diagnosed in December 2007 and had surgery in January 2008. Similar timeframe to a lot of folks here!

I know there are some runners here, some fairly serious. I'm not anymore, but I still like to read about it. :-)

DJ
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)

Post Edited (DJBearGuy) : 4/3/2009 2:01:47 PM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 4/3/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
DJ, you must be getting close to your next PSA reading, hoping in advance for another fat zero for you.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


DJBearGuy
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Total Posts : 760
   Posted 4/3/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave,

It's in 3 weeks. How did you guess? Thanks for the good wishes.

DJ
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 4/3/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Cause your first one was in January, and it s/b every 3 months at first. My second one is in mid-May
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9
 
 

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