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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/2/2009 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Many of you know I have been working on a project with Ed Randall's Bat for the Cure prostate cancer foundation.  Ed is an author and a ESPN Radio host, Sirius Radio host, Major League Baseball  comentator and special projects man.  Ed is also a prostate cancer survivor like us.  His foundation Bat for the Cure is hosting events at Major and Minor league ballparks accross the country promoting prostate cancer awareness. 
Ed is a personal friend of mine and this week, with the help of JohnT, a radio and game event was held in Orange County California, and Mr. John was able to work the event with my brother and his wife.  John spoke to the many crowd members and also was on the radio for quite some time I understand.  I was in Las Vegas doing the same but my event was postponed until August 21 when I will throw out the first pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays triple A affilliate.  But first things first...
John, thank you dearly for your time and effort.  It was a smash hit!  As Ed would say, "you hit it out of the park!". 
 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  

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25355
   Posted 8/2/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful real-life work you are both doing on all of our behalf, thanks sincerely.
Age 57, 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
 Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
2009 PSA   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, again

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 8/2/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Good on you! And Ed, and John T. and all the wonderful people spreading 'the word.'

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"  

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 8/2/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Absolutely great work -- pressing for a cure is wonderful, but even better is raising public awareness. It helps to lead more people to early detection and early treatment -- life saving!
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 8/2/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Tony.  We appreciate all of your efforts along with those of John T and others to keep the need for a cure in front of as many people as possible.  You do great work.  David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 8/3/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Love it!!! Let's bring it to Seattle!!!
Father's Age DX 62 (now 64)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

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