Prostate Cancer Experience and Lessons Learned article

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Sharp18
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   Posted 5/2/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I came across very interesting article "Prostate Cancer Experience and Lessons Learned article".  Here is the web link:
 
 
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MichGuy
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   Posted 5/2/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Very interesting. Great diet tips. Thank you!

MichGuy
Age: 60, 59 at DX
PSA: 1/20/00 7.9, 7/22/00 3.3, 10/25/01 4.9, 10/19/04 5.1, 9/26/07 5.98, 8/28/08 7.68, 9/23/08 7.36, 10/23/08 8.64, 12/18/08 6.39
Prostate size: 96 gm (est.), post-surgical: 112 gm
Biopsy: 11/7/08 Positive 2 of 15 cores, both in rt apex, composite tumor quantity 5% prostate involved, Gleason 7 (3+4), Gleason pattern 4 accounts for 15% of tumor
Stage: T1c
DaVinci robotic surgery: 3/9/09, Dr. M. Hugh Solomon at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Nerves: Spared left nerve bundle and partial sparing of right nerve bundle
Cath removed: 3/19/09
Pathology results: Gleason: 3+3=6, Tumor Quality: 3% of prostatic tissue; max. linear extent 4 mm, location: bilateral (apices), no extracapsular extension, no seminal vesicle invasion, no perineural invasion and no angiolymphatic invasion. Margins: Focal involvement (1mm) of left apical margin
Pathologic stage: pT2c N0 Mx
Left inguinal hernia 3 months post-surgery (repaired via open surgery), also had right inguinal hernia 2 years pre-surgery (repaired laparoscopically) 
PSA's post surgical:  2  mo.= .06, 4 mo.=.02, 7 mo.=.02, 10 mo.=.01, 13 mo. = .02


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   Posted 5/2/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Good read. I was a bit concerned that he implies you can spread PCa cells in a biopsy, which some people want to use as a reason to not have one. I'll go with Dr. Walsh's opinion that the concern is unfounded.
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