Interesting article. Might give you some hope.

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ChrisR
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   Posted 5/13/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
 
This is an interview with Alan Partin from Johns Hopkins.  I hope the reporter did not mis-quote him, but he seems very optomistic about treating PCa in the last paragraph.  I don't think he has any reason to mis-lead the public by making a statement like this.  He has a good job weather or not PCa is cured....
 
 
 

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 5/14/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Chris,
Interesting reading. Thanks for sharing. I hope some day soon there will a cure or even better a vaccine for this disease.
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


Purgatory
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   Posted 5/14/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Very interesting, thanks
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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 

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