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6071
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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
TC-LasVegas And Dave
i am getting  photon three dimensional (3–D) conformal radiation therapy
dave you did not sound crititcal
i agree with your way of thinking dave
but my appointment for radiation was made in october 2008 and i got my first appointment in june 2009 for a ct scan and then i got call  on monday 21/8/2009 to start radiation on the 26/8/2009
if i can post a link hear it will might explane our health services hear in ireland
have a look at this link http://www.susielonghospice.com/about%20Susie.html
and that is when we had the Celtic Tiger when ireland was a wash with money
all we have now is cut backs
so my way of thinging was if i do not get it now i might have to wait a year or more if my psa is up
thanks all


Age 61 at DX
Biopsy 7/2008 Positive 1 of 12 cores positive 3+4 5% To 10%
Open Radical Prostatectomy 15/10/2008
Stage pt2c
Post op staging Gleason's Score 3+4=7
apical margin is focally positive
no extraprostatic extension
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out on the 13/11/2008
4 week PSA < 0.1
26/1/2009  < 0.1
20/4/2009 < 0.1
11/6/2009 ultra sensitive psa
20/7/2009 < 0.1
26/8/09 Starting IMRT
 
 






Post Edited (6071) : 8/27/2009 2:21:34 PM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 8/27/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope the radiation treatments go well for you and that you get few side effects, and more importantly, that it works!

david in sc
 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, 8/9 .16
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, 8/14 met with Rad Oncl, 8/18 - laser scope surgery to clear blockage, now on Cath #7, 8/26 - cath removed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 8/27/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
It is IMRT then. I had the same. Good for you.

I hope your days are uneventful. I did very well with that treatment. I know you will too..

Tony
 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Gleason 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!


6071
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 8/27/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry dave you have to copy /past the link in your internet explore

Age 61 at DX
Biopsy 7/2008 Positive 1 of 12 cores positive 3+4 5% To 10%
Open Radical Prostatectomy 15/10/2008
Stage pt2c
Post op staging Gleason's Score 3+4=7
apical margin is focally positive
no extraprostatic extension
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out on the 13/11/2008
4 week PSA < 0.1
26/1/2009  < 0.1
20/4/2009 < 0.1
11/6/2009 ultra sensitive psa
20/7/2009 < 0.1
26/8/09 Starting Photon Three Dimensional (3–D) conformal radiation therapy
 
 







John T
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 4188
   Posted 8/27/2009 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
10 months seems like a long wait for radiation. Is this normal in Ireland? How long would one have to wait for surgery?

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 DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology 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. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

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. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT

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