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tatt2man
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   Posted 3/21/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Just cruisin' the web looking up various things
- I find sundays are kinda down days - too much into my head ( my post op bloodwork PSA as well as my cholesterol stuff -for my GP -is being done on wednesday)
- and reflected on someone's posting about clinical trials - I have been a guinea pig too many times in the past...

-the following website - Ontario, Canada - lists some 77 trials being worked on /recruited for - dealing with aspects of prostate cancer / including advanced - not just the cancer but how the patient deals with nausea, pain and the like due to radiation, medications, and so on...

-it gives a glimpse into how prostate cancer affects the body ( and mind) and how many different aspects are there to treating it -

www.ontario.canadiancancertrials.ca/

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 - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


Magaboo
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   Posted 3/21/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bronson,
 
Thanks for this interesting report an trails being conducted in Canada. Very disheartening and disappointing that here in British Columbia not a single trail seams to be available.
 
Wishing you all the best.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09=<0.04; JAN 10=<0.04


tatt2man
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   Posted 3/21/2010 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Magaboo:
Please do not be disappointed since B.C. was not mentioned - this is an ONTARIO based site for Ontario hospitals and trials only - ( OHIP)
Maybe you could google prostate cancer trials in British Columbia and see what shows up ...

Found another site - Ontario based - for Princess Margaret Hospital ( they treated my mom - a 35year cancer survivor) - nifty 3-d graphic of the prostate area - and an interesting FOOD GUIDE relating to prostate cancer including the foods to have which you are getting treatment ! - what a concept !

www.prostatecentre.ca/

web-surfing 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 - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............


Purgatory
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   Posted 3/21/2010 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Bronson, that was some interesting stuff. Good luck on your upcoming PSA test.

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, no problem post SRT
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  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days


Magaboo
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   Posted 3/21/2010 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bronson,
 
Thanks for pointing out that those trails were for Ontario only. I did make a search for B.C. and found several trails here (Vancouver).
I seam to be doing ok for right now, but like to stay prepared just in case.........
 
Hi David,
 
How are you doing? Hope you're feeling a bit better these days.
 
All the best to both of you.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09=<0.04; JAN 10=<0.04


tatt2man
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Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 3/21/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks David - thanks magaboo
- getting the willy nilly about upcoming post of PSA test - looking at the other grade 3 cancer guys - gleason 7 guys - positive margin guys -
thinking about having to do more treatment - if not initially in the zero club
- I am thinking positive about being in that wonderful club ... but concerned if extra treatment is needed - can I delay it until October ( end of seasonal work - since I am the wage earner in the family )... or will that mess things up too too much...

- not venting - just a tired day - rambling...

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 - girth back to normal -but not much length - will go for trimix in April when I see doc
Incontinence: 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- finally seeing improvement - March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: to be announced - April 8, 2010
............

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