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Sleepless09
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I apologize if this has been posted before, but if it hasn't I'm sure it will be of interest to all here. 
 
It's quite amazing.
 
 
 
Sheldon  AKA  Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02  
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
Feel free to email me at:  sheldonprostate@yahoo.com    


Magaboo
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sheldon,
 
Thanks for the heads up on this interesting report. Hopefully this procedure will turn out to be another tool in fighting this disease.
All the best to 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


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/23/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
THanks for posting, an interesting report
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


Sleepless09
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   Posted 3/23/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David, wouldn't it be wonderful if this treatment worked for at least some of us?

Thinking of you always.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02  
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
Feel free to email me at:  sheldonprostate@yahoo.com    


skeener
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 3/23/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the link.  Great news!!

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      


zufus
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   Posted 3/23/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
How soon is big question for patients awaiting? Looks promising.
Youth is wasted on the Young-(W.C. Fields)


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/23/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheldon, re-read the article again to let it sink in. It almost sounds too simple a solution, but what a major breakthrough in killing a variety of cancers this could be. I would take flu symptons for a month if it meant getting rid of PC.
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


goodlife
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   Posted 3/23/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds almost too good to be true. Can't help but remember a Biology class example where the common sparrow was introduced in Boston to eradicate canker worms. Wow, did that get out of hand.

Hopefully we can program these little mutatable viruses to do just what they are needed to do , and die. Can almost imagine a sci-fi movie with bad coinsequences .

Can't help it, overactive imagination. Some might even call me other names.
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01


eggbe
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 3/24/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's another exciting technology that offers promise in fighting cancer at the cell level:
http://gizmodo.com/5501103/this-is-the-future-of-the-fight-against-cancer?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+(Gizmodo)

Not sure I'm allowed to post links so if it gets removed google nanobots and cancer.
age 59 psa 6.3 Nov 2009
gleason 7 (4+3) Dec 2009
HIFU 1-17-10
PSA 0.2 3-4-10 (before recommended 3 months wait)


FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 3/24/2010 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
zufus said...
How soon is big question for patients awaiting? Looks promising.


Being that it was just successful in mice, I would estimate 5 or more years before it even begins Phase I human trials.
If it even makes it that far... not to be negative, just trying to be realistic.
Dx'd 2/11/05
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Been on Lupron since beginning
Was on Casodex, then HDK, the Nilandron
Finished 12 rounds of Taxotere on January 26th

Current (3-1-10)
PSA: 159
Treatment: Lupron, Zometa, HDK+HC
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com
Facebook Profile:
www.facebook.com/david.e.emerson


FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 3/24/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
eggbe said...
Here's another exciting technology that offers promise in fighting cancer at the cell level:
http://gizmodo.com/5501103/this-is-the-future-of-the-fight-against-cancer?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+(Gizmodo)

Not sure I'm allowed to post links so if it gets removed google nanobots and cancer.


Here I go again with a dose of reality, sorry. As one of the commentors points out
"Most importantly, the editor could explain how long it would take to get a product like this to market (~10-12 years) and thus not get people excited about this new tech, only to later be disappointed when they find out that it is a long way out."
Dx'd 2/11/05
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Been on Lupron since beginning
Was on Casodex, then HDK, the Nilandron
Finished 12 rounds of Taxotere on January 26th

Current (3-14-10)
PSA: 193
Treatment: Lupron, Zometa, DES
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com
Facebook Profile:
www.facebook.com/david.e.emerson


Sleepless09
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Total Posts : 1267
   Posted 3/24/2010 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David E,

While well aware of the U.S. approach to medical science (not good unless invented here) and the general uncertainty about Canadians (even Vice Presidents down there keep saying 9-11 terrorists entered the country from Canada when the only Canadian connection to 9-11 was welcoming all those big American airliners at our airports and take the risk when their home ports would not let them land) I must protest that six Calgary men are mice.

Granted, our Alberta types are unusual. But DNA wise I assure you they are close enough to homo sapiens that many Americans (I am told) are willing to consider a heart transplant from one if nothing better is available south of the 49th and there are just hours to live.

While, if HIFU is anything to go by, it may well be five years before any Phase 1 human trials are even considered in the U. S. I suspect much sooner another human study (albeit of the Canadian sort) will be underway.


And, I trust, my American friends here will read the above with the same sense of humor and fun with which it was written.

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23 test again less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8 less than 0.02  
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
Feel free to email me at:  sheldonprostate@yahoo.com    


eggbe
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 3/24/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
You maybe right David E but the fact that it is currently in human trials is encouraging and noteworthy, should it prove to be a real way to cure most cancer there better be a fast track for this technology. I do find it dissapointing how the inventor of the PSA test says it is causing uneccesary treatment and if thats the case why not hurry up and allow treatment that is less invasive and has less side effects like HIFU be available in the U.S.A. How do we start a medical revolution?
age 59 psa 6.3 Nov 2009
gleason 7 (4+3) Dec 2009
HIFU 1-17-10
PSA 0.2 3-4-10 (before recommended 3 months wait)

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