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Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 7/27/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
In another thread 48yom said...

Hello, new to the community here...just reading a lot of material now.

48 y/o diagnosed just a couple of weeks ago with PC
Been checked regularly with DRE's and PSA since 40. PSA's are 0.8, 1.5 and 1.1. Referred to U-doc for check up. He found a hard ridge, biopsy and then said I have Stage A, with Gleason of 6 (3+3). Awaiting further tests (chest x ray and more blood testing) to find out if I have any other types of cancer. I have had no symptoms up until this month, so still in the shell shocked stage. From what I have read, if I choose to have any procedures done, I am leaning toward the robotic surgery and removal of my prostate. If I get negative results from my other tests, I believe the wait and see approach would be more in lines with my DX.

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 7/27/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the site nobody wanted to join!

Before taking any action I recommend that you take your time. Understand that you have plenty of time. Make yourself your own advocate because really, that's what you are...

Tony
Disease:
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

Status:
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 7/27/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 48yom and welcome. As Tony suggested, with your pretty good initial stats, you should have plenty of time to consider all the options and not rush into anything. There are several different treatments available for you. We are all here to listen and help when we can.
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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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 7/27/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our neck of the woods, sorry you have a PC need to be here. Definitely want to weigh out all treatment options available to you, and think twice before choosing any, no re-do's with treatments. Stick around and keep us posted.

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

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