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James C.
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   Posted 9/5/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
In another thread, lookin said:

HI Guys,
Just found your site today when looking up Prostate Transplants. Diagnosed in May '09, Gleason 6, PSA 5, TC1, 6 out of 12 samples are positive with <5%. Trying to decide what type of treatment to take Radiation or Surgery. Spoke to Radiologist and my DR who does open. He referred me to a Robotic surgeon with whom I will speak to in a couple of weeks. I did active surveillance for 3 months and almost forgot I had PC. A visit to my Dr a month ago and he suggested HT. Now I think about it everyday and think of either stopping the HT or pulling the trigger earlier than later. This is why I googled Prostate Transplants and came to your site. I will also go to a local support group in a couple of weeks as well.
BTW, I enjoyed your site and your good humor. Thanks

Welcome to the club, hate you're here. lol For those who aren't aware, the transplant thread was one that started out as a humor thread the first of 2008.. smilewinkgrin
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
22 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix 30/1/20-.05ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each test since surgery

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   Posted 9/5/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Another welcome from here, Lookin. I had forgotten all thoughts of a mechanical prostate with hot fudge ejaculation, but the idea is still appealing :-)
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 64.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.
Non-nerve sparing RRP on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.
6-week : <0.05
7-month: <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) are working well. VED also works but we find it inferior to Bimix.
14 months: Occasional nocturnal erections.

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   Posted 9/5/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, glad you came across us. Please keep us posted of your journey.

David in SC

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   Posted 9/5/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
With your statistics you have a lot of time and a lot of options. You are also a definite possibility for seeds. It is not clear to me why your doc went to HT unless your prostate was enlarged. But, in any case -- don't rush, take time to learn, and know that we are here for you.
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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   Posted 9/6/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your kind responses. Although I would not wish anyone into the club, the situation is more tolerable with such a good group of people in the club.
Thanks Again
Tom B.
Age at diagnosis 55, now 56
Biopsy 5/09 6 out 12 samples positive, all on rt lobe, 5%<, Gleason 6
PSA 5, has been climbing over past few years, DRE uneventful, sonogram 11/08, uneventful

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   Posted 9/6/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Lookin.  Welcome to the group - glad you are here.  Please keep us posted in how things go.  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

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