Salvage surgery done in Canada

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kak
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/5/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi: Has anyone out there had salvage surgery done in Canada possibly in either Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba? If yes could you tell me what lead to the surgery adn where you had it done and if possible the Dr that did the surgery.

Magaboo
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   Posted 5/5/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi kak,

I see where you had no response thus far. That is probably because very few guys here had the salvage surgery. I'm in B.C. and had salvage RT late last year. I would assume that you decided on the radiation as your primary procedure and that your PSA is increasing? It would be helpful if you could attach a signature so that the people here could give a more meaningful answer.
All the best to you in your journey.

Magaboo
Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month


kak
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 5/5/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Age 54
PSA 107
Gleason 8
Stage T3
Lupron and Casadex for 3 months
Radiation Oct 07
Bone scan and CT clear
Remain on Lupron
PSA went down to .03 December of 08, March 09 0.7, May 1.54

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/5/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I am assuming you went straight to radiation because of your very high psa, the gleason 8, and a stage t3 situation. I would seem odd to me that they would want to do any kind of surgery now that your PSA is back on the climb. It's not like you had a low grade PC to start with and the radiation didn't work. Is there any more you can explain in your situation to help us to understand.

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
 
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/5/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
kak,
We do have a member whose husband had salvage surgery, which is also called debulking, but in New York. Her screen name is divo. I believe if you do a member search, her email address is enabled to view. Diane is her name and she is very kind. She can give you some insight at least about the procedure and how her husband Pete is doing.

I would imagine that a great surgeon does well in all the types of surgeries he does. Because this is a prostatectomy, the surgeon who does one best is likely to perform well for a tumor debulking procedure. So if anyone from the Provinces kak has listed with normal surgical experience there, is looking on, please speak up.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
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
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


kak
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 5/5/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Age 54
PSA 107
Gleason 8
Stage T3
Lupron and Casadex for 3 months
Radiation Oct 07
Bone scan and CT clear
Remain on Lupron
PSA went down to .03 December of 08, March 09 0.7, May 1.54
 
Havn't met with the oncologist yet he wants to wait until the end of the month and do another PSA before we see him.  Not that we want surgery just inquiring about what others experience has been when PSA rises after radiation.

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/6/2009 6:19 AM (GMT 0)   
Very good. If I see any on the Infolink I will forward you their page.

BTW. If you can, copy your stats to your signature in your profile. You can do this by clicking "Control Panel" after you log in. This way you won't have to keep adding them.

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
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
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!

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