As a member/moderator here for quite a while, I have seen some interesting things in prostate cancer come by me. Here are some observations...
Highest PSA I have seen at HW? 3,200 (hi Todd) But I have read as high as 16,000 elsewhere. Both can tell you about it...
Lowest PSA of advanced and G10? 3.6 The patients was staged at pT3a Gleason 10.
Highest PSA of local disease? 40+ (JohnT do I have this right?)
Longest tenure of stage 4? 15 years and going strong ~ Mike Milken! He is a Gleason 9 to boot. at HW? just shy of 11 years...
40-49 year old PCa survivors at HW? about 50. Average stage of them is about T3. about half are stage 3 or 4...Yuk I'm in that catagory...So was the G10 guy above...
30-39 members here? 3.
Famous members here? I know of 6, but it's likely more.
Members with multiple cancers? I can recall 10.
Lowest PSA at Dx? 0.9 (JerseyG) The DRE was positive leading to positive biopsy.
Most second opinions? 7
Number of spammers? Well over 50....grrrr.
In my 2 and a half years here I have had the unfortunate observation of 4 members husbands who passed on. One died of another cancer. While this is a very low number, it still is too high. Even still, after observing over a thousand cases here, it is a low number. I have heard members tell countless stories of the passing of family members due to prostate cancer and that has saddened me.
Age 47 (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
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 7/2/2009 10:14:15 AM (GMT-6)