OUCH - At V.A. Hospital, a Rogue Cancer Unit

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Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/22/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
For patients with prostate cancer, it is a common surgical procedure: a doctor implants dozens of radioactive seeds to attack the disease. But when Dr. Gary D. Kao treated one patient at the veterans’ hospital in Philadelphia, his aim was more than a little off.
 
Most of the seeds, 40 in all, landed in the patient’s healthy bladder, not the prostate.
 
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.
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/22/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Yikes...
And here is a post by Mike Scott on the subject at the InfoLink...
http://prostatecancerinfolink.net/2009/06/21/a-sad-case-of-very-bad-medicine/
 
Gunner already has this post in another thread.  But thanks again for the post...


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!

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 6/22/2009 10:00:14 AM (GMT-6)

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