I have no problem with experimental drugs, and until they are in full production in sufficient quantities, obviously expensive. Many years ago, wife dealt with severe case of Hep C, this was before it was ever in the news. We had to sign special releases for the complex drug mixes they had her on. Now some of the same drugs are used as a standard procedure for Hep C. Had to give that poor woman a shot in her stomach every week for a year, got to where I could give a needle with no pain. BTW, total cure so far.
I am hoping that through research, much better tools will be there for the next generation of PC dx men. May or may not do us anygood, but would love to know that if either of my son's were to get it, they could have better choices and solutions.
Thank God for research.
PS I agree, how long is both subjective and relative.
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
Post SRT PSA:
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place