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livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted Yesterday 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I am convinced that our medical community has done a great job creating medicine and treatment modalities to counter the spread of cancer. I also think that we miss a component that combined with traditional medicine could have a tremendous effect. What I am speaking of is love, patience, sharing, caring, etc. It is so vital that for the fighter and caregiver to support each other and love each other as we face the emotional ups and downs of this disease. I healthy emotional and spiritual person can aid in the fight against cancer. Do not discount what we can do in conjunction with traditional medicine. Listen with an open mind, care with a loving heart, and be strong when your friend or partner is weak. We can make a difference. I love you all
 
peace and grace
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) 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%
 


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted Yesterday 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
A great post about love and support Dale. I think it is so true. Love makes it possible to overcome many hurdles of this complex condition and love in all its various manifestations can help in so many ways. My husband is an intensely private man, but the love of his immediate and extended family, his two best friends (me and his mate John), and his dogs, has assisted him as much as the skill of his doctor in his healing journey. cheers & peace, Lana
Creed_three
Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   Undetectable PSA since Surgery (< 0.1) specifically,  
June 2007: 0.01; Oct 2007: 0.02; April 2008: 0.02: Oct 2008: 0.03:
Nov, 2008: 0.02; April 2009: 0.03 
 


Todd1963
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3208
   Posted Yesterday 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Good words Dale. Lots of truth there.
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2457
   Posted Yesterday 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Love and Faith are very powerful, we all need them at crunch time. I'm happy to say I have both.
Age: 67
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
Dx 12/30/08
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09
Surgeon: Dr. Randy Fagin, Austin TX.
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Bilateral 10-20% involved
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx
Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean
Lymph nodes: not dissected
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1


rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1131
   Posted Yesterday 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
You are right. You can't go it alone. When I was diagnosed with PC, I share it with anyone for 3 days. Those were very long terrifying days for me. I then shared with family and friends and that made a huge difference for me.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
9 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted Yesterday 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for responding everyone. this is an important topic to me. Love you all
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) 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%
 


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted Today 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Well said Dale

Mika
age at dx 54 now 56
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
Got a shot last week and it was great
A year an a half of zero's
 

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