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Modelshipwright
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 5/16/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I was recently diagnosed with Pca, PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, CT scan clear.
 
I have chosen Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy surgery for treatment and am awaiting my surgery in September 09.
 
In the meantime, I developed a Visualization Technique to keep the cancer in check until surgery which I call HIFLA. It stands for High Intensity Focused Laser Ablation. I imagine a laser gun that ablates cancer cells that I visualize each night before going to sleep. To assist this I keep an imaginary PSA chart which is gradually decreasing with each HIFLA treatment. In my way of thinking, it can only help.
 
Is anyone else using visualization techniques to assist in the fight?
 
Regards,
Bill

Age: 64

Retired in October of 2008. I am in otherwise good health, and recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

PSA is 5.6
Gleason score 3+3=6 and
T Staging is T1c.

The Biopsy report stated:
"TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, Gleason score 3+3 = 6/10. TRUS biopsies of prostate right, negative for malignancy."

A CT scan of the pelvic area followed and stated:
"No pelvic adenopathy, Prostate size 4.6 cm. x 5.6 cm."

I have chosen Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy surgery. I developed a Visualization Technique to keep the cancer in check until surgery called HIFLA. It stands for High Intensity Focused Laser Ablation. I imagine a laser gun that ablates cancer cells that I visualize each night before going to sleep. To assist this I keep an imaginary PSA chart which is gradually decreasing with each HIFLA treatment. In my way of thinking, it can only help.

Surgery date: September 09

If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right!


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4849
   Posted 5/16/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I would have a little better luck imagining naked women.
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
Catheter in for five weeks.
Dry after 3 months.
 
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
01/16/09 - 2nd Quarter PSA -> less then .01
xx/xx/xx   - 3rd Quater skipped
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.
 


John T
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 4269
   Posted 5/16/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a friend with stage 4 melenoma, which is terminal in most cases. During chemo he visualized a PacMan running through his body eating up cancer cells. He said it worked and is cancer free after 6 years.

64 years old.

I had an initial PSA test in 1999 of 4.4. PSA increased every 6 months reaching 40 in 5-08. PSA free ranged from 16% to 10%. Over this time period I had a total of 13 biopsies and an endorectal MRIS all negative and have seen doctors at Long Beach, UCLA, UCSF and UCI. DX has always been BPH and continue to get biopsies every year.

In 10-08 I had a 25 core biopsy that showed 2 cores positive, gleason 6 at less than 5%. Surgery was recommended and I was in the process of interviewing surgeons when my wife's oncologist recommended I get a 2nd opinion from a prostate oncologist.

I saw Dr Sholtz, in Marina Del Rey, and he said that the path reports indicated no tumor, but indolant cancer clusters that didn't need any treatment. He was concerned that my PSA history indicated that I had a large amount of PC somewhere that had yet to be uncovered and put me through several more tests.

A color doppler targeted biopsy in 11-08 found a large tumor in the transition zone, gleason 6 and 7. Because of my high PSA Dr. suspected lymph node involvement, 30% chance, and sent me to Holland for a Combidex MRI, even though bone and CT scans were clear.

Combidex MRI showed clear lymph nodes and a 2,5 cm tumor in the anterior. I was his 1st patient to come up clear on the Combidex which has a 96% accuracy,

I've been on a no meat and dairy diet since 12-08 and PSA reduce to 30 while I awaited the Combidex MRI.

The location of the tumor in the anterior apex next to the urethea makes a good surgical margin very unlikely. Currently on Casodex and Proscar for 8 weeks to shrink my 60 mm prostate. Treatment will be seeds followed by 5 weeks of IMRT while continuing on Casodex and Proscar. So far no side affects from the Casodex.

As of April 10 and 7 weeks on Casodex and Proscar PSA has gone from 30 to 0.62 and protate from 60mm to 32mm. Very minor side affects. Doc says all this indicates tumor is not aggessive

Awaiting schedule for seed impants

 


Modelshipwright
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 5/17/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Who knows if this actually helps? My take on it is that it can't hurt. The mind is a powerful tool that we use in many ways every day. Determination to succeed in anything can be a powerful tool in the process.

Regards,
Bill

Age: 64

Retired in October of 2008. I am in otherwise good health, and recently diagnosed with prostate cancer.

PSA is 5.6
Gleason score 3+3=6 and
T Staging is T1c.

The Biopsy report stated:
"TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, Gleason score 3+3 = 6/10. TRUS biopsies of prostate right, negative for malignancy."

A CT scan of the pelvic area followed and stated:
"No pelvic adenopathy, Prostate size 4.6 cm. x 5.6 cm."

I have chosen Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy surgery. I developed a Visualization Technique to keep the cancer in check until surgery called HIFLA. It stands for High Intensity Focused Laser Ablation. I imagine a laser gun that ablates cancer cells that I visualize each night before going to sleep. To assist this I keep an imaginary PSA chart which is gradually decreasing with each HIFLA treatment. In my way of thinking, it can only help.

Surgery date: September 09

If it is worth doing, it is worth doing right!


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/17/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely!
I believe in the power of positive thinking. I think this qualifies. And when the going challenges us to the point of depressing thoughts, I say Stay Positive. That I made my motto in this fight...

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 (May 11, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!

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