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LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 1/20/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry forgot to ask this on my other thread!
Ive seen many people on this forum who have had their post- op path read by different clincs. We gave my dad's path to Sloan after they requested them, however they did not look them over, I think they just wanted the slides for their records.
If we do request a second opinon on the slides, is this covered by insurance? Or is this an out of pocket charge? I know too many questions!!!
Thanks in advance,
LuvMyDAD
Lynne

Geebra
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   Posted 1/20/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sloan requested my slides and did not give me the results, however, they did read them. I requested and received the results months later. I do not believe I was charged for this, or if I were, then my insurance covered it.
Father died from poorly differentiated PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE
5 biopsies over 4 years negative while PSA going from 3.8 to 28
Dx Nov 2007, age 46, PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8
Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke - 6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere + Avastin)
PSA prior to treatment 1/8/2008 is 33.90, bounced on 1/31/2008 to 38.20, and down at the end of the treatment (4/24/2008) to 20.60
RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008, Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T3a N0MX, focal extraprostatic extension, two small positive margins
PSA undetectable for 8 months, then 2/6/2009 0.10, 4/26/2009 0.17, 5/22/2009 0.20, 6/11/2009 0.27
ADT (ongoing, duration TBD): Lupron started 6/22/2009
Salvage IMRT to prostate bed and pelvis - 72gy over 40 treatments finished 10/21/2009
PSA 6/25/2009 0.1, T=516, 7/23/2009 <0.05, T<10, 10/21/2009 <0.05, T<10


LuvMyDAD
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   Posted 1/20/2010 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Geebra! I think he is 17 yrs and counting... Somebody ran his name by me the other day and then I started searching him online. He actually had lymph node involvment and he is still undetectable. Hopefully, he's not the only one. Thanks!

LuvMyDAD
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Total Posts : 316
   Posted 1/20/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Oops I answered you in the wrong thread, I was actually responding to your comment about Michael Milken :)

livinadream
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   Posted 1/21/2010 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I am thinking they will read the slides and will provide you the results upon request. Not sure about the insurance. I had another hospital read mine and to my knowledge was not charged. Keep us posted.

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
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13

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%


tatt2man
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   Posted 1/21/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
lynne- you can edit your postings and even delete them if you wish - just look at the right hand side of your postings and you can see the "X" delete button -
hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with spouse, Steve - 59
PSA: 04/2007- 1.68 - 08/2009 - 3.46 - 10/2009 - 3.86
Confirmation of Prostate Cancer: October 16, 2009 - 6 of 12 cancerous samples , Gleason 7 (4+3)
Doctor: Dr. Mohamed Elharram -Urologist / Surgeon - Peterborough Regional Health Centre
Radical Prostatectomy Operation: November 18, 2009 , home - November 21, 2009
Post Surgery Biopsy: pT3a- gleason 7 - extraprostatic extension - perineural invasion - prostate weight - 34.1gm -
ED Prescription: Jan 8/2010 - started daily 5mg cialis
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
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