Treatment options around Tulsa Oklahoma

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Toolee
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   Posted 10/14/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
High PSA

Biopsy week ago. Waiting for results from urologist.

Primary Doctor has said a few times that we could get a second opinion. This makes us wonder if they really trust this urologist.

If it is prostate cancer what would be our best treatment option around Tulsa? Urologist? Artesian Cancer Center? Are the cancer centers really better than a regular urologist?

Give us some recommendations.

thanks

Purgatory
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   Posted 10/14/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and weclome to HW, toolee

Be best to wait for the reuslts of that biopsy report before thinking so far. We would you rather not have to join us, but if the biopsy is positive for PC, then your treatment options will vary according to the degree and severity of your cancer.

Even though I am in SC, I was born at St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, OK myself, many moons ago.

Please keep us well posted of your developments. We are here to help and support you.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


Sonny3
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   Posted 10/14/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Toolee,

As David suggests you have plenty of time to research and take it all in before choosing on a treatment, if one is required.

David, please check your email.

Sonny
61 years old
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

da Vinci 9/17/09 Dr. Mani Menon Henry Ford Medical Institute

Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
ALL NERVES SPARED
Margins: focally positive right posterior mid level
Perineural Invasion: present
Seminal Invasion: absent
Venous Invasion: absent
Angiolymphatic Invasion: absent
Left Internal iliac lymph node: reveals zero
Right Internal lymph node: reveals zero


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 10/14/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Toolee - welcome to the site...
 
When it comes to cancer and life and death decissions - you can't have too many opinions. I'm sure your GP trusts your Urologist...What is YOUR opinion of him?
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


kw
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   Posted 10/15/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
You may want to consider a trip to OU Med Center and check out their urology department. I hear they have come a long way with the robotic program since I was considering it.
Good Luck,
KW
    43 at Dx and Surgery (RRP)
    PSA 5.7, Biopsy 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved. All Lab's clear. 
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
     Dec. 2006 – Oct. 2008 Cystoscope, Two Collagen injections,Second Opinion   
    Consultation for Incontinance at OU Medical Center, Bio-Feedback       
    training, Chiropractic, Accupuncture , AdVance Male Sling, Two More Collagen 
    injections, AUS Installed and Activated (Dr. Morey at UT Southwestern Dallas TX)
    All to try to resolve incontinence (using 6-8 Depends Guards a day)

    To Date All PSA's 0.00.

   http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=721171

    http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=978691


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 10/17/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I personally go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion IL and love the place. They have a hospital in Tulsa. It might be worth checking out. The have a unique approach to treatment.

Let us know how you are doing

peace to you
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11

PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 10/17/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree Dale, good choice. I go their facility here in Greenville, SC. I like their entire approach of care and treatment. I used them before 10 years ago too and it was a good experience from a patient care point of view. I am always treated like I am the only patient, I am never rushed, any and all questions are answered. I feel respected at all times.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.

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