Good news for Brachytherapy Patients

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IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 7/14/2009 12:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I posted some interesting survival news the other day for radical prostatectomy patients.  Now, a new study suggests that patients who chose Brachytherapy and survive 5 years are very likely to survive 10 years. Very good news.
 
Here is the link to the article:
 
Prostate cancer patients disease free after 5 years likely to be disease free after 10 years
 
Cheers,
 
Barry
Da Vinci LRP July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
6th PSA 06/09 still less than 0.1


Purgatory
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   Posted 7/14/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
That would be good news indeed for our "seeded" brothers. Nice to read something positive.
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, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist
 
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/14/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
It is great news. And thanks for digging these things up Barry. As always, we are blessed to have you around.

Tony
 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
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


John T
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   Posted 7/14/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Again, it depends on the selection criteria of the patients. I would expect these results from G6 low PSA, but G7's and above should not expect these results. 70% to 80% is more realistic for these patients.

Still it's pretty good news indicating that Brachatherapy is a good cure option with fewer side affects than surgery or IMRT alone.
JohnT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DX BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. Positive Biopsy in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled Surgery as recommended.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, an Oncologist said DX wrong, path shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G 4+3 approx 2.5cm diameter.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and burining urination. Daily activities resumed day after implants.

Scheduled for 5 weeks IMRT in July

JohnT

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