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WEDsr
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/27/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Well I just got back from the Dr. Completed the Biopsy, they took 12 samples.

 

PSA down from 2.0 to 1.85

 

Lump on left side gone, now a small one on the right and he said I had calcification around the prostrate

 

Not sure what this all means

 

Walt


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 5/27/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
The case of the moving lump sounds more like a case of inflammation (perhaps due to infection) than cancer. Calcification has no direct connection to PCa but could also be the result of inflammation (or just age.)

So, overall I would take these as encouraging words. Now the seemingly endless wait for the results ...
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7
CAT scan 1/09 negative, Bone scan 1/09 negative

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Removed 03/08/09
Post surgical pathology report. Lymph nodes negative, Seminal vesicles negative
Surgical margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
At 6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.


geezer99
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   Posted 5/27/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Forgot to add:

As I understand it, calcification is the prostate's response to anything that "annoys" it. Calcification by itself is rarely harmful since it appears as tiny particles spread around the prostate. (I think of an oyster making little pearls) Since it can be caused by so many things, it is not a marker for cancer.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7
CAT scan 1/09 negative, Bone scan 1/09 negative

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Removed 03/08/09
Post surgical pathology report. Lymph nodes negative, Seminal vesicles negative
Surgical margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
At 6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.

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