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deer hunter
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   Posted 2/16/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
i:ve seen some words  i;m not sure what they mean mets, and AS  thanks bucky ga,   

keysailfisher
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   Posted 2/16/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Mets- Metastasis- PCa moved elsewhere in the body
AS- Active Surveillance-keeping an eye on things
correct me if i'm wrong
 
Neal

 

 


age 45
psa 3.09
Biopsy results 12/9
Left side base 3+3=6 21% 2/2 cores positive
Left side mid  3+3=6 100% 2/2 cores positive
Left side apex 3+4=7 88% 2/2 cores positive
Right side - 0/6
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010/ cath removal 2/16
 
Gleason-3+4=7
Extent of tumor-Bilateral
Extraprostatic Extension-Absent
Seminal Vesicles-Negative for tumor
Surgical Margins-Rt apical margin focally positive
lymphovascular invasion-Suspicious in areas of capsular involvement
Regional lymph nodes-One node negative
Stage-T2c NO MX


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 2/16/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
At the very top of the threads here, there is a standard post that explains all the abbreviations.
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/16/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Key, you passed the test... You got an A+

Jeff T
Jeff T Age 57

9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable

10th month PSA <0.01
1year psa <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next. Next step injections.
15 months out injections Caveject (success)


deer hunter
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 2/16/2010 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info I assume what the as was but wasn't sure about the mets Bucky Ga

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/17/2010 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Check out the Sticky Thread. (first thread on the list here)
 
Prostate Cancer Abbreviations 
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1019612
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
11/20/09 - 18 Month PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

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