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Charlierobert
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 3/14/2010 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Can anyone speak to the precautions arund young children after the seeds are installed. The offical position seems to be that a brief hug is ok, but no prolonged sitting on the lap, or being within 3 feet. Like to hear from some guys who have had seeds.
71 year old male
PSA of 5.1

3/9/09 robotic surgery
non nerve sparing surgery
5/5/09 PSA Non detectable
5/24/09 slowly regaining bladder control.
6/8/09 graduated to thinner liners at night and most of the day. Pads when doing physical work, or going out of house for short trips.
8/18/09 PSA Non detectable at <.03
8/27/09 PSA redone by Mayo Clinic at my request - Non-detectable at <.0.01
11/20/09 PSA Non detectable using the super sensitive method.
3/4/2010 PSA Non detectable using the super sensitive method. Still have to use pantiliners a good deal of the time for stress drips.
Tried Calias. Had no effect.


Charlierobert
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 3/14/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry, I should have mentioned. As you can see from my signature, I already had my postate taken out. This question is related to the other grandfather, and my grandchildren.
71 year old male
PSA of 5.1

3/9/09 robotic surgery
non nerve sparing surgery
5/5/09 PSA Non detectable
5/24/09 slowly regaining bladder control.
6/8/09 graduated to thinner liners at night and most of the day. Pads when doing physical work, or going out of house for short trips.
8/18/09 PSA Non detectable at <.03
8/27/09 PSA redone by Mayo Clinic at my request - Non-detectable at <.0.01
11/20/09 PSA Non detectable using the super sensitive method.
3/4/2010 PSA Non detectable using the super sensitive method. Still have to use pantiliners a good deal of the time for stress drips.
Tried Calias. Had no effect.


John T
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 4269
   Posted 3/14/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
The general guidelines is that young children should not sit on your lap for prolong periods. Brief encounters are OK. The half life of Paladium seeds is about 17 days and 60 days for Iodine seeds. After this period they should cause no harm.
JT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT

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