Coping with issues after Prostate Cancer Treatment

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Modelshipwright
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 12/1/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
This is an interesting article and covers many of the issues we discuss on this forum.


Read article here....



Keep well,

Regards,

Bill

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 12/1/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Bill, that was a good and useful link, thanks, always looking for more info, liked the layout.
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


Hopeful in MD
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 12/1/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Bill,

Great info. Thank you for posting the URL.

Gene in Md


Age 70.
Dx Dec 07. PSA 8.4. DRE confirmed tumor. Three of six positive. Gleason: 6 (3+3). Seeds Iodine 125 Jan 08. PSA's 3.9, 1.7. Rising PSA's: 2.3, 3.4, 3.9, indicating  seeds not working.  April 09 began HT with Lupron 30 MG ea. 4 mos.  Side effects hot flashes, severe fatigue until mid-July. Jun 09 - Onco DRE negative for nodules - hooray!!! Aug 09 - PSA 0.5!!!  Lupron working! Aug. 21 - 2nd Lupron shot.  Aug. 31 - hyperbaric oxygen for rectal bleeding (radiation proctitis).  50 sessions as of Nov. 24.  Hyperbaric doc says treatments reduced inflamation -  confirmed by 5 Nov sigmoid pics compared to Sep.  Stopped at 50 sessions on recommendation of hyperbaric doc.  Wants to reserve additional 10 sessions in case they are needed later on.  Next challenge - passing my PSA test on Dec. 10.

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