Gleason 7 Guys, Check it out

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Radical
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   Posted 10/30/2009 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys,  A very interesting  article,  for gleason 7 guys,...................Cheers Kev
 
 
 
 
http://www.prostate-online.com/gleason7.html
Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4
Gleason Score 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c
Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week.
ED- taking Meds- Its been 9 mnths now getting some action ! yah
PSA 1/09  .03
PSA 2/09  .03
PSA 5/09  .03
PSA 9/09  .03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


rework
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 10/30/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting this. One of the most interesting articles that I have seen. It really hit close to home.
Age 61
TURP in March, 2008
Biopsy from that procedure showed positive for cancer
Radical Prosatectomy on July 15, 2008
Gleason- - 7
Cather for 15 days
Pull-ups and/or pads for about 30 days
4 PSA's since then; all undetectable
1-year PSA on August 10--undetectable


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/30/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
kev,

Read this article recently myself, and it is part of the reason I feel so strongly about Gleason 7's, its the "4" component that is so dangerous.
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: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/30/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Great article. Thanks for posting it. Being a Gleason 8 myself, I don't have to guess whether my PC is aggressive or not.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/30/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah Ed, unfortunatley, doesnt matter what the mix is, yours is already 4+4, but so far, you are doing great ,and hope you continue
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: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


ChrisR
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   Posted 10/31/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
The survival data refered to in this article is very old.  I't sounds like these guys are just saying be very cautious if you have a Gleason 7 component.  Tell us something we don't already know....

Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
OPEN RP 10/08  Johns Hopkins
pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6
PSA Undetectable

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