A Really Good Article about 5 men and the way they treated their PCa

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Sonny3
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   Posted 1/31/2010 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Found this while visiting another PCa site that I frequent. Thought it might be of value here for those trying to figure out what to do and how to go about it. It may have been posted here before as it is not a new article. However, the information discussed is as valuable today as it was when it was written.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aiQO7fYYMPcw&refer=uk

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy


Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 1/31/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
That was excellent. Thanks for posting it.
Age: 62
Pre-op PSA: 4.1

Post-op pathology:
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, present in both lobes, at least 1.1 cm, and occupying less than 5% of prostate by volume. pT2c NX MX
No lymphatic/vascular invasion present.
Seminal vesicles and extraprostatic soft tissue free of tumor.
Inked margins are free of tumor.
High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia is present
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009 1 day in hospital, cath out on 9th day
Post-op PSA: at 4 weeks --> .04 (undetectable)
ED: Improvement is very slow to non-existent. Doc has not put me on ED drugs yet.
One pad for the first six weeks. Two pairs of underpants now just to play it safe.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston


Sonny3
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   Posted 1/31/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought it was a good article on the various options and considerations for the new folks. Glad you liked it.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy


Purgatory
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   Posted 1/31/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
My Florida Friend, excellent article. Read every word in it, thought it was even handed, thought it covered almost all the bases a new person to our world would need to know to get started. Be an excellent article for someone that is dealing with someone that has PC, and knows nothing about it.

This one is worth saving for future references. Excellent, and thanks.

Give my best to your better half.

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
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


Red Nighthawk
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Total Posts : 289
   Posted 2/1/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I agree with David. This is a perfect article to share with someone who may have recently been diagnosed and is in the 'drinking from a firehose' stage, like we all went through. In fact, I sent the article to a close friend who is in that situation right now and I am confident the article will give much clarity to the confusion he is feeling.
Age: 62
Pre-op PSA: 4.1

Post-op pathology:
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, present in both lobes, at least 1.1 cm, and occupying less than 5% of prostate by volume. pT2c NX MX
No lymphatic/vascular invasion present.
Seminal vesicles and extraprostatic soft tissue free of tumor.
Inked margins are free of tumor.
High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia is present
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009 1 day in hospital, cath out on 9th day

Post-op PSA: at 4 weeks ---> .04
three months -> .03 (the trend is my friend!)

ED: Improvement is very slow to non-existent. Doc has NOT put me on ED drugs yet.
One pad for the first six weeks. Two pairs of underpants now just to play it safe.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston

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