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Sonny3
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   Posted 7/27/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Today was my first of 10 radiation treatments for the MET they found on my leg.

As always, and like others this post is just to describe the process, the machine used and the dosage planned. This info may be helpful to others that begin to walk the path of PCa.

The machine being used is the Varian 2300ix. A quick look on the net describes it as a machine that delivers IGRT/IMRT. I lay down on the table and am aligned via the 3 tatoos that were place on me in the setup/simulation procedures done last week. I have one on each hip for horizontal alignment and one on my abdomen over the hip area. My met is in the femural head at the hip joint.

The machine then takes two xrays to insure the alignment is correct. The head of the machine rotates around the table and takes one from the top and one from the bottom.

Then the machine delivers the radiation dosage in the same way. One from the top and one from the bottom. The entire procedure took less than 15 minutes.

I am to receive 300 centi-Gy total being delivered at the rate of 30cGy per day.

There it is for those that need it. Just trying to do my part to give back to this wonderful site.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg


60Michael
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   Posted 7/27/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
Thanks for the update and details. We wish you the best and keep us posted. Glad you only have 10 as that is a better number than 35!
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5 on 11/28/10
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 70 gys on 3/12/10
6 week Post IMRT PSA .44 a drop from .5 but maybe more
Great family and friends
Michael


Jerry1
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   Posted 7/27/2010 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
Sonny,
 
Thanks for the information I feel this will be in my future also.  Good luck with the treatments and keep the information coming.
 
Jerry1
 
 
Age 70
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample,
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  4+4 = 8 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
6/3/09 9 month  PSA 0.1
7/14/09  PSA still 0.1
10/15/09 PSA 0.3
10/26/09 surgery to remove 3 clips in bladder neck  
11/16/09 PSA 0.3
12/14/09 PSA 0.4 
12/28/09 PSA 0.5
Start salvage radiation treatments on January 18th. 
Finished IMRT
First PSA after 3 mos. 1.5 not good news


Sonny3
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   Posted 7/27/2010 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Michael and Jerry, thanks guys for the kind words.

Michael you are sooo right that 10 treatments is much better that than 35 I had with IMRT.

Jerry it is my wish for you that you never have to go through any further radiation at all.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
Thanks for posting this info. I hope you get the desired effect from iy. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm in circumference.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 5 months
2 months PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1
11 months PSA test 1/21/10 result 0.004
14 months PSA test 4/19/10 result 0.005


Magaboo
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   Posted 7/27/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sonny. Thanks for the update. 10 treatments should pass quickly and from what I understand, here are no side effects. The term cGy is new to me. When I had my SRT they only told me that I received 2Gy/treatment for 33 days (66Gy total). So, is 30cGy like .3Gy? Just curious.
Hope you're feeling well and that your treatment will be successful.
All the best to you.
 
Mag

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 days - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09 <0.04; JAN 10 <0.04; Jul 10 <.04


Purgatory
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   Posted 7/27/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Sonny, and good to talk again with you. These 10 should pass fast, compared to what you have already been through. Hope it does the job.

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, 4/8 .04, next one: Aug 3
Latest:  7/9 cath #6 - 41 days, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - 38 days, mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12 ,Cath #11 - 21 days,  Cath #12 - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Cath #13 - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 31 days, Cath #17 - 39 days, 7/2 - Corr Surgery #6, Cath #18 - 13 days, Cath #19 - 17 days, Total Blockage, Cath # 20 - 7/19


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 7/27/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, Sounds like this one will be a walk in the park for you. Just be carefule with all those Donuts that you bring them.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1 pre cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radical
Surgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clear

3 month: PSA <0.1
6 month: PSA <0.1
10 month:PSA <0.1
1 year: PSA <0.1
16 month:PSA <0.1

ED - Started Cialis at 3 months, tried all 3, 6 months added pump, 9 months Tried MUSE (YUCK) Bad experience.
1 year mark Found new Urologist visit was at 14th month post surgery
Started Injections, Caverject! (Success)
17 month: ED making improvements : Oral Meds gets me 85%


142
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   Posted 7/28/2010 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Sonny,
Hope all goes as hoped.
My best -

rob2
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   Posted 7/28/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope it goes quickly for you and you don't have any side effects.
 
Age 48 at diagnosis
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
22 month  PSA <.04
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue


Sonny3
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   Posted 7/28/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you one and all for your continued support and kind words.

Mag, I asked the question today at my 2nd treatment and was told that 100cGy = 1 Gy. So I am receiving 30Gy according to them. I guess that means 3Gy per day. More than I received per day during IMRT, but I guess they can do that when you are just doing bone instead on areas that contain internal organs.

So 2 down and 8 to go.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg


Magaboo
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   Posted 7/28/2010 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tony. Thanks for the info. Hopefully the remaining treatments will pass quickly for you with no issues.
You said in your initial post that you will receive 300cGy total (30cGy/day). So, if 100cGy=1Gy, Then your total would be something like 3Gy or .3Gy/day (my head is spinning from all that math). I was better at math when I was younger. It doesn't really matter ,as long as treatments are effective and do what they are meant to do..
I'm wishing for all the best for you.
 
Mag
 

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 days - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09 <0.04; JAN 10 <0.04; Jul 10 <.04


Sonny3
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   Posted 7/28/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Mag my bad, total is 3000cGy at 300cGy per day. Sorry about that, confused the heck out of me too. They have always talk in Gys before.

So the math is right. I am receiving 3Gy per day and 30Gy overall.

Jeez this math is harder than the actual treatments themselves. I am wore out and not from the radiation. LOL

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg


erbob
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Total Posts : 281
   Posted 7/28/2010 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, If I'm not being too nosey, what type of aches and pains were you experiencing that led you and/or your Dr. to believe it may be bone MET?  Thanks and good luck to ya. 

Bob, located in Southern Colorado

Age 73 Retired Railroader.
Dx Jan 2010, Volume 51.345
Gleason 3+4=7, second opinion 4+3=7 (Don't know which to believe)
PSA
2.6 4/96.......... 3.7 4/07
1.9 5/97.......... 3.2 1/08
2.3 4/98.......... 6.1 4/09
2.2 10/99......... 5.3 5/09
2.4 8/00......... 5.3 8/09
2.3 6/01......... 6.9 10/09
2.9 2/03......... 7.3 12/09
3.6 4/04......... 6.1 1/10
3.0 5/05......... 5.0 3/10
4.7 4/06......... 0.7 5/10 (Lupron/Bicalutamide)
Volume study at CPCC (Westmont, IL) Feb 15, 2010 = 55.7cc
On Feb 15, 2010 put on 90 days of Bicalutamide
Got LHRH Lupron shot on Feb 29,2010
Another Volume study May 24, 2010 = in mid-40cc
BRACHYTHERAPY received May 26, 2010
Received 80 I-125 (Iodine seeds)
Activity per seed (mCi) 0.373
Total activity implanted (mCi)29.80
Measured exposure @ 3 feet (mR/hr) 0.06
Received the Brachytherapy at the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center from Dr. Brian Moran
Walked in the facilty and just a few hours later walked right out.
No after effects other than just a little sore from the needle sticks but NOT serious
enough to take ANY meds for pain.
PSA to be taken in three months (Aug 2010).


Magaboo
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   Posted 7/28/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, sure glad we cleared up this big fiasco :-). The reasoning was that in the future I (or some of the members) will have to follow your lead (heaven forbid) and are therefore interested in how many Gy are used for this. It's a little strange that they would use the term cGy instead of the usual Gy. Anyway, hope your headache is a bit better now...............I know mine is :-).
Good things to you Tony.
 
Mag

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 days - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09 <0.04; JAN 10 <0.04; Jul 10 <.04


Sonny3
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   Posted 7/28/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Mag,

Thank you. Who is Tony?

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg


Magaboo
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   Posted 7/28/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh man :-(. I got all confused with that complicated math................so sorry.
 Of cause I meant to say Sonny mad .
Good luck with your RT, SONNY.
 
Mag


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 days - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09 <0.04; JAN 10 <0.04; Jul 10 <.04

Post Edited (Magaboo) : 7/28/2010 5:22:04 PM (GMT-6)


Sleepless09
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   Posted 7/28/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Boy, I'm sure glad you got the Sonny/Tony thing cleared up before I found this thread. I was having enough trouble with all that math and then the name thing! It isn't just my age that gets me confused --- I live in a confusing age. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Sonny, thanks for the report. I trust all that juice is frying those little rascals into oblivion.

So, what you do when you're not getting zapped? Polish the monster in the driveway?

Best to you and Lynn. You are both often in my thoughts,

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"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  


Sonny3
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   Posted 7/29/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Mag,

I am sure glad we got all of that straightened out. My brain was about to bust. I am sure worriedguy has looked at this and said something about "the amateurs should leave this stuff to the scientists".

Sheldon,

It is good to hear from you.

In my pre-surgery days I tried to polish the monster in the driveway, but the neighbors called to cops.

OH WAIT!! You were talking about the RV weren't you? Well the cops won't let me polish it in the driveway either. The city has an ordinance against it.

Anyway, thanks for the kind thoughts and words,

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg


vam4710
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Total Posts : 89
   Posted 7/29/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny.... good luck, hope all goes well for you. Thanks for the info in the earlier post....it will help with my dad.
Diagnosis June 1, 2010 @ age 50
PSA  1.7    Sept. 2008
PSA  2.14  Sept. 2009
PSA  2.75  April  2010
 
MAY 11, 2010  - DRE Negative - PCA3 Test
May  18, 2010  - PCA3 Results  39 (cutoff = 35)
May  25, 2010  - Biopsy  1 of 12 cores positive;  Gleason 3+4 = 7  25%;   Stage T1c
June 04, 2010  - CT and Bone scan - All Negative
July  07, 2010  - Da Vinci Robotic Lap. Surgery
 
PATHOLOGY
Tumor involvement - 15% both right and left halves
Gleason Down graded to 3+3=6
Seminal Vesicles - Negative
Lymphnode - Negative
Subcapsular perineural Invasion - Present
Bladder Neck Margin Positive (right posterior) - Microscopic invasion-1mm Focus
pT3a-N0-MX
 
Incontinence - Dry at night, 2 or 3 pads during the day)
 
ED  - Total flat tire.... no spare, not even a donut
 
First PSA scheduled for 10/14
 
 
Northern NJ


erbob
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Total Posts : 281
   Posted 7/30/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny, hope I didn't violate some rule for asking the following question on July 28th (which I'll quote) since I didn't get any response. So, I'll venture to ask the question one more time.

"Sonny, If I'm not being too nosey, what type of aches and pains were you experiencing that led you and/or your Dr. to believe it may be bone MET? Thanks and good luck to ya."

It's really no big deal if you would rather not respond to such a personal question. :-)
Bob, located in Southern Colorado

Age 73 Retired Railroader.
Dx Jan 2010, Volume 51.345
Gleason 3+4=7, second opinion 4+3=7 (Don't know which to believe)
PSA
2.6 4/96.......... 3.7 4/07
1.9 5/97.......... 3.2 1/08
2.3 4/98.......... 6.1 4/09
2.2 10/99......... 5.3 5/09
2.4 8/00......... 5.3 8/09
2.3 6/01......... 6.9 10/09
2.9 2/03......... 7.3 12/09
3.6 4/04......... 6.1 1/10
3.0 5/05......... 5.0 3/10
4.7 4/06......... 0.7 5/10 (Lupron/Bicalutamide)
Volume study at CPCC (Westmont, IL) Feb 15, 2010 = 55.7cc
On Feb 15, 2010 put on 90 days of Bicalutamide
Got LHRH Lupron shot on Feb 29,2010
Another Volume study May 24, 2010 = in mid-40cc
BRACHYTHERAPY received May 26, 2010
Received 80 I-125 (Iodine seeds)
Activity per seed (mCi) 0.373
Total activity implanted (mCi)29.80
Measured exposure @ 3 feet (mR/hr) 0.06
Received the Brachytherapy at the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center from Dr. Brian Moran
Walked in the facilty and just a few hours later walked right out.
No after effects other than just a little sore from the needle sticks but NOT serious
enough to take ANY meds for pain.
PSA to be taken in three months (Aug 2010).

Sonny3
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2448
   Posted 7/30/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob,

I apologize for not answering you sooner. I must have missed that you were asking questions. My bad entirely. And nothing is too personal for the discussions on this board.

I did not really have any pains or outward signs that something was wrong other than I had 4 PSA tests following my radiation that indicated there was still the presence of PCa cells in my body.

My Radiation Oncologist turned me over to an Oncologist and we discussed the need for additional tests to try and nail it down. It was the Sodium Fluoride PET Scan that found the met on my leg.

He and the Radiation Oncologist concluded that it was best to radiate it now rather than wait until it caused me pain or discomfort. They felt that since it was located in a major weight bearing area that it best to deal with it now before it weakened the bone and I faced a possible fracture or worse.

So today I finished my first week of radiation and all went well. Did 4 treatments this week and have 6 to go.

If I can give you any further info, please just let me know.

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner,

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -scheduled
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg

erbob
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 281
   Posted 7/30/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sonny, I do really appreciate that info. I have been having some rather minor joint pain (like in both hip joints) however it may well be due to some old age related stuff (going on 74). That's one of the problems with "older" age, ya just never know if those aches and pains are or are not really associated with age. Of course, now with almost any ache/pain, I quickly begin to wonder if it may possibly be PC related..... It's always something to keep me in the worry mode. Thanks again.
Bob, located in Southern Colorado

Age 73 Retired Railroader.
Dx Jan 2010, Volume 51.345
Gleason 3+4=7, second opinion 4+3=7 (Don't know which to believe)
PSA
2.6 4/96.......... 3.7 4/07
1.9 5/97.......... 3.2 1/08
2.3 4/98.......... 6.1 4/09
2.2 10/99......... 5.3 5/09
2.4 8/00......... 5.3 8/09
2.3 6/01......... 6.9 10/09
2.9 2/03......... 7.3 12/09
3.6 4/04......... 6.1 1/10
3.0 5/05......... 5.0 3/10
4.7 4/06......... 0.7 5/10 (Lupron/Bicalutamide)
Volume study at CPCC (Westmont, IL) Feb 15, 2010 = 55.7cc
On Feb 15, 2010 put on 90 days of Bicalutamide
Got LHRH Lupron shot on Feb 29,2010
Another Volume study May 24, 2010 = in mid-40cc
BRACHYTHERAPY received May 26, 2010
Received 80 I-125 (Iodine seeds)
Activity per seed (mCi) 0.373
Total activity implanted (mCi)29.80
Measured exposure @ 3 feet (mR/hr) 0.06
Received the Brachytherapy at the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center from Dr. Brian Moran
Walked in the facilty and just a few hours later walked right out.
No after effects other than just a little sore from the needle sticks but NOT serious
enough to take ANY meds for pain.
PSA to be taken in three months (Aug 2010).

tatt2man
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 7/31/2010 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Sonny - wishing you and Lynne and the monster all the best - may this be the last series of RT for you -
sincere hugs
BRONSON
.................
Age: 54 - gay - with common-law spouse of 13 years, Steve - 60
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 - June/2010 -have trimix - tried it twice - Aug 2010 -just lacking motivation right now
Incontinence: Feb 2010- 3-5 pads/1-2 clothes changes/day- March 3, 2010 - week 14 after surgery -finally seeing improvement - March 29- incontinence better - 1-2 pads a day - one pad at night - May 25 - 1 pad during day - 1 pad at night for security (barely needed at all) - stress incontinence at work - lifting trees and shrubs - August 2010 - still at one pad for day and one for night - primarily for hygiene and security - still having good and bad days due to stress and what I have consumed.
location: Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
Post Surgery-PSA: - April 8, 2010 - 0.05 - I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA - October 8, 2010 - TBA -
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