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zufus
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   Posted 11/29/2009 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting website for all kinds of medical information like this:
 
New blood test for PCa in trials right now, but is consider 95% effective/definitive (would make psa test kind of obsolete)
 
Benefits of soy and geinstein on people already with PCa, can likely slow progression. Seen other data on Michigan patients by local researches shown on there patient base, there is benefits even on hrpca people. Might be short term like in months, but when you don't have any time left....months are huge.
 
Story on bladder cancer this one is often a reoccuring cancer (per article) Dr. Messing has a new method using a dye process that helps detect where the little pockets of cells may be located and therefore a chance to rid of them. He has done this process already on patients, he is in Rochester, New York area  (fyi).  Might be worth looking into by some of our brothern herein, whom are maybe dealing with bladder cancer, too.
 
Alot of articles and atleast shows what some folks are doing and working towards. As always use articles and information to add to your overall data base, compare and contrast things. We know conflicting information and data are all over the map with medical things.
I usually don't look at this website and so not endorsing anything, just mentioning it.
 
 
 
 

livinadream
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   Posted 11/29/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
You do wonderful research for us and I always appreciate what you write. Thanks for all you do us folks here at HW.

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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   Posted 11/29/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, Zufas, glad someone keeps after the PC research online. You latest had something I will comment on. Among my 82 year old mother's ailments, and the list is long, a bad ticker and COPD. They thought she had bladder cancer, and interestingly, she ended up with my own urologist. After extensive testing and followup, they couldn't find any evidence of it, which is good. What the doctor told her was that almost 100% of bladder cancer is caused by smoking. Her GP later backed up the same remark. I didn't know that, my mother has smoked for at least 64 continuous years, so it was amazing that she didnt have the bladder cancer.

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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
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


zufus
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   Posted 11/29/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dale I am amazed at your very positive attitude in the face of it all, not that I am dark (LOL-as labeled sometimes), privately I know the emotional rollercoaster with ones-self, family-friends and such being part of that mix in dealing with this on a day to day basis, everyone is influenced to some degree or other. Those first couple years on ADT3 was the roughest and most depressing times, sure glad it changed.  But for those whom have to use such it is a tool for PCa and luckily not the only tool(s).
 
David (Purg) I can say I am dumb and dumber on bladder cancer, but if I had to deal with it, then would be on it like white on rice. Had no idea smoking was a likely cause, maybe surgeon general needs to add that on package and list of others. Also, Dave on your recovery from radiation it takes time and you will feel or know the differences, even though your body had a rough trip, you should make a decent recovery. 
 
Truly-truly
 
 

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 11/29/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I am hoping to feel progressively feel better, though what I did 10 years ago, a rougher type of treatment ,took months to get over. My worse complaint, is still a lot of penile and rectal pain, that my uro says has to be the result of the RT itself. The SP cath is still agiatated from Friday's radiation, but hopefully that will subside a bit too.
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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
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


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 11/29/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Zufus,
Thanks for posting this info. You are a wealth of good information. I always look for your posts.
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
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 11/29/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm, I can't see the website, only the message text.
?
Diagnosis at age 53. PSA 2007 about 2; PSA 2008 4.3
Biopsy September 2008: 6 of 12 cores positive; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
Catheter out on 7th day, replaced on 8th day, out again 14th day following negative cystogram
Pathology: pT2c; lymph nodes negative; margins involved; 41 grams, 8% involved by tumor; same Gleason 4+3=7
PSA 1/22/08 non-detectable! 8-)
4/23/09, 07/30/09, Oct 2009 still undetectable!


zufus
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   Posted 11/30/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Go to sciencedaily.com for alot of new stuff on medical things. The local study on hrpca and genstein/soy and other things (lycopenes etc.) used...I saw at a local PCa seminar by a well informed PCa onco-doc. I will ask him if I can get copies of that information on any level, it was very interesting...too bad we don't have huge trials or abstracts to look at...all that costs big money to produce. There might be some abstracts right now on similar. I did say it showed some slowing down of PCa, not anything meaning cures.
 
The other stuff is within the sciencedaily.com  website, you can search Prostate Cancer in general and find alot of things and other ailments, too.

Post Edited (zufus) : 11/30/2009 7:54:19 AM (GMT-7)

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