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Sunbird
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 140
   Posted 4/1/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's that time of the year and the American Cancer Society's "Relays for Life" will be getting underway.  As a fourteen year cancer survivor, I've walked in many and have met many fine people.  If you're able, I suggest you participate in your local Relay for Life too.  If you would like to be decked out in style, check out www.cafepress.com and type the word "prostate" in the search block.  They have a multitude of cancer related items for just about any type of cancer.  You can even exercise your free speech rights if you choose to wear a
F##K Cancer t-shirt. devil You can even have custom t shirts printed.     
1996, Age 48, Stage III Colon Ca, Colon Resection followed by 18 chemo treatments.
 
2000, Colon Ca Metastasis to upper left lung lobe.  Lung lobe surgically removed.  24 chemo treatments scheduled.  Took 1, declined the rest.
 
9/08 PSA is 2.8, 12/08 PSA is 4.56??  Chalk it up to prostatitis due to urinary retention after Nissen Fundo Surgery.  VA docs prescribe 30 days of Septra.  Prostate feels normal.  PSA hovers around 4.1.  VA docs want prostate biopsy but can't seem to get me into the schedule.  Continue through Spring and Fall of 2009 thinking I have prostatitis.  Bacteria cultures are always neg.  PSA drops to 3.1 10/09.
 
12/09 Prostate Biopsy performed
3 of 10 cores positive, 5%, 25%, & 35%, 3 + 3= Gleason Six with perineural invasion.
 
Doc wants CT Scan due to prior Colon Ca. Findings: "The seminal vesicles are irregular & there is nodularity in the periprostatic fat such that local extension cannot be excluded.  Shotty lymph nodes in both groin measuring 2.3 cm."
 
Doc wants Endo-rectal MRI (OUCH!) Findings: Mild central zone BPH, no discrete focus of carcinoma is identified, no evidience of invasion into the periprostatic fat or seminal vesicles.  Normal size iliac chain lymph nodes.
 
2/08/10 Open RP surgery.  Findings: Gleason Six upgraded to Seven.  3 + 4, Stage pT2c, Bilateral w/perineural invasion, No pos lymph nodes,  margins uninvolved, no extraprostatic extension, no seminal vesicle extension,  39 grams, blood loss 1200 ml (didn't want a transfusion & didn't get one) nerve bundles spared bilaterally.  current age-61


CapnLarry
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 4/2/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
They have some good stuff. If you're shopping, have a look also at Zazzle.com.
Larry Shick
Personal homepage incl. PCa story: www.sv-moira.com.
01/09: Diagnosed (age 60) biopsy PSA 4.4, free PSA 9%, T2c stage, Gleason 7 (3+4), 7 of 14 cores; 6'2", 200 lbs.
03/09: Robotic surgery (Dr. Kawachi, City of Hope) 47 gms, 10% involved, staging/Gleason unchanged (pT2cNXMX), margins clear, no ECE/sem ves involvement, fully continent from day 1, some success w/Viagra 50mg/day.
Followup: <0.01 at 05/09, 08/09, 0.07 at 12/09, 0.011 at 3/10


lifeguyd
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 677
   Posted 4/2/2010 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   

 

Relay for life is a money raising function of the American Cancer Society.  As I have stated in earlier posts, I no longer support them (ACS) because they allocate too much of the money they collect to $alarie$ and fund raising.  In addition they have shown themselves to not be supportive of prostate cancer testing.

I was asked recently by close friends to once again participate in the annual ACS walk and I said No.  I felt really bad and want to find other ways to support cancer research and my friends.

So, I am sorry Sunbird, but I would suggest that people avoid ACS fundraisers and their products until they (ACS) have shown that they can be more responsible.


PSA up to 4.7 July 2006 , nodule noted during DRE
Biopsy 10/16/06 ,stageT2A
Very Aggressive Gleason 4+4=8  right side
DaVinci Surgery  January 2007
Post op confirms gleason 4+4=8 with no extension or invasion
no long term continence problems
Post surgery PSA continues to be "undetectable"
One side nerves spared
Bi-Mix for ED 
born in 1941


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 4/2/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
lifeguyd,

my opinion on the ACS currently mirrors you, and despite having been in many of their Relay Events over the years, from my previous bouts of cancer, I will no longer participate with a clear conscious. I am certainly not opposed to those that feel differently, but in this world, we each have to put our mark or line in the sand where we feel right.

i am all for raising money for pure research and support of cancer survivors, victims and their families.

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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14 out - 27 days, Cath #15 - 3/29

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