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Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25369
   Posted 6/8/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Check this out, if my link works right: 
 
Should be a word to the wise.
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31088185/
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
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/8/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
We see these thingss here often enough.

When I started moderating this site, I wanted to hit the spammers and keep them away. But the hardest posts to read are of those who have bought into many of these things. If someone wants to take suppliments, they need to clear them with their doctors first. There are a few good ones when taken in moderation. Simply put, I have been around this disease long enough to have seen some pretty off the wall stuff when it come to suppliments and other types of holistic or natural remedy. My take on it is, if your doctor OK's it with the treatment he is giving for prostate cancer, then have a good day. But it really aches my heart when I see somebody falling for what is obvious scam. I have a short trigger for spamming here at HW. And I also have had too quick a trigger on some of the patients who came here in full advertisement of one of these "remedies". I regret the latter but only somewhat. For that person it's not cool, but for others that may jump on that path as well, But when it comes to predators that are clearly violating the site spamming rules, they will be deleted quickly. And if anyone is telling you to forego treatment and buy their products...uh...I hope you are not listening. We have had a pretty good run lately.

Great post, David...Good to see you again!

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!


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25369
   Posted 6/8/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, I despise all the "snake oil" pedlers out there, whether it be for cancer cures or other medical maladies. People tend to believe what they want to believe, and it's hard to convince them that they are on an untried and risky path.

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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 

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