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Purgatory
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   Posted 11/3/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Just read this story:
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33605282/ns/health-cancer/
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/3/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Men whose cholesterol was under 200 had less than half the risk of developing high-grade prostate tumors compared to men with high cholesterol, researchers report. said...
Even though I'm 20 lbs overweight and just recently stopped smoking...my Cholesterol is 120.
 
Maybe there's some truth to the study??
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.


goodlife
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Here I am, unlucky again. I have been on statins for many years, and end up with a G9 tumor. Choleterol is 94. Go figure !

I have never had an STD . Go figure !

I really wonder about these studies sometimes. I think a big roulette wheel may be a better predictor.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.  Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)


Purgatory
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve, to me, it was one more silly loaded study, I have always had low cholesterol, and I sure got slammed with my PC
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


Sonny3
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Count me among the low and great cholesterol and been able to eat pretty much anything without out putting on weight.

While we are at it, is there any connection to PCa and Vasectomy? Had that done years ago too.

Sonny

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, I asked that question to 3 surgeons and 3 radiation oncologists, and they say no plausible connection to pc and vasectomy. I was concerned about that for my oldest son.
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 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place


Old Sailor
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate to be cynical but I never had a cholesterol count over 170 and had gleason 4+5 on path report, 4+4 on biopsy 2 out of 28.  The old sailor.
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