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defender3
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   Posted 2/26/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
The father of the new Florida Gators QB has PCa - here's wishing him and his family the best......


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4948326

skeener
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   Posted 2/26/2010 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the link.
 
Read some of the comments that followed the article.
 
Wow, certainly not much sympathy for anyone with PCa among the comments.  The responders to the article about the dad with PCa sounded down right p**ssed off that space on this espn site was being taken up by an article about someone with PCa.
 
Thank goodness for sites like this one!!
 
Skeener 


Age:  63 
Biopsy: May 09 showed 2 of 12 cores positive for prostate cancer -- 1 at 5% and 1 at 25%.  Cancer indicated as non aggressive.  Gleason Score: 3+3.
RRP on Oct 23/09 in London, Ontario.  Excellent surgeon. 
7 Weeks Post Op -  The fears I had about bad things about the operation and recovery did not materialise except of course ED!!.  Otherwise, everything went very smoothly.  Incontinence not a problem.  Wear a pad when out just in case. Pain was never a problem.
Pathology:  Unremarkable 
First followup PSA and Visit: Feb 11/10 - 0.0.
 
Next PSA May
Next doctor's visit in 6 months      


defender3
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   Posted 2/26/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I agree. I'll make an assumption that many of them are young and thus ignorant; give them time, they'll learn and worse, some will find themselves in that same position.

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/26/2010 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that
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


English Alf
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   Posted 2/27/2010 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Wish the dad all the best
And I hope that the critics of the coverage of this story get a bit of understanding about the real world. There are no cancer-free areas in life.

It is a sports news story too. It relates to whether a player is likely to be in the team and how well they will perform. It even relates to how well the whole team may play if it has distracted them.

So a thankyou to the people commenting at espn who DID sympathise and show support.

Alfred

tatt2man
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   Posted 2/27/2010 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
such a sad and disturbing reaction to the ESPN article from the #$%^heads - regardless of age and background
- that is why there is less support and press for prostate cancer awareness compared to breast cancer awareness
- as I stated in a previous posting - MEDIA COVERAGE / SUPPORT - breasts are good - pennis are icky -
- when I spoke to a local businessman, who was promoting (through his printing company) breast cancer awareness calendars of scantily clothed large-breasted females ( 16 months worth) about setting up a calendar to promote prostate cancer awareness, his response was -" who wants to look a pictures of #$%^holes?" I couldn't convince him that prostate cancer affect all men - fathers / sons/ brothers - he no longer has my business.

all the best to the football player's dad (prostate cancer) and grandpa (throat cancer) and their family.

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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