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Purgatory
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   Posted 9/11/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   

60Michael
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   Posted 9/11/2010 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I saw that yesterday David and it is interesting. Also something about the advances in Cancer tx and a Stage 4 lung cancer patient who was being treated and MD Anderson with new experimental meds. Needless to say I liked the second one better.
Michael

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I know we concentrate on PC here, for the obvious reasons, but cancer is still such a wicked killer of men and women, and this report, is just dealing with the major and obvious main stream type cancers. so much needs to be done in the years ahead, to be able to come up with better ways to eradicate cancer, in the least invasive manner.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

Fairwind
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Prostate cancer: 144,926 lives
"This cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in men, after lung and bronchial cancer, according to the NCI.
Prostate cancer usually starts to grow slowly in the prostate gland, which produces the seminal fluid to transport sperm.
Some types remain confined to the gland, and are easier to treat, but others are more aggressive and spread quickly,
according to the Mayo Clinic. Prostate cancer is expected to kill about 32,000 men in 2010, according to the NCI. "


This is why, when the first warning signs appear, that PSA test that is double the expected value, men need to spend the time
and money to find out EXACTLY what is causing the abnormal PSA reading. The new urine test, the "Four Gene Signature Urine Test"
being developed by Health Discovery Corp is designed to do exactly that. As an unexpected bonus, it is able to spot prostate cancer
sooner than even the PSA test can, so even high-risk guys like me should be able to get a quicker start at detecting our illness..

Jonn T and I have had some epic discussions about this but the fact is we BOTH want to achieve the same goal. Earliest possible detection
without all the uncertainty and in many cases unnecessary treatment..Some big advancements are on the horizon.

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
fairwind,

the good thing here at HW, is that we all want the same thing, and all want improved dx tools for the next generation of men with PC. as long as the discussions remain civil, the wide range of opinions is a good thing, and a valuable learning too for anyone dealing with what we deal with. sometimes egos get in the way, but all in all, its a good process to talk through all of this. i find it healthy.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

Postop
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
More statistics and information:
http://www.cancer.org/Research/CancerFactsFigures/CancerFactsFigures/cancer-facts-and-figures-2010

Beyond the PCa discussions--
1) stop smoking
2) get your colonscopies

Two other common cancers that can sometimes be prevented.

Galileo
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost a friend a couple of years ago to pancreatic cancer. Compared to prostate cancer, she was diagnosed and dead in the blink of an eye.
PanCan gets relatively little funding for research, despite being the 4th most deadly cancer.
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1
pcabefore50.blogspot.com

Fairwind
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   Posted 9/11/2010 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I just checked on the other board, someone posted there that he had the Four gene Signature Urine test performed
on him before biopsy. His biopsy was positive for PC. Abbott labs has bought a license to perform the tests..The company
that developed it, Health Discovery, is also working for a similar test for Pancreatic cancer. But even if found very early,
I don't know if that is treatable or not...

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/11/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Galileo,

I lost a friend to pancreatic cancer many years ago. He was 38, the specimen of perfect help. I was with him the night that he died. He left a wife
and 3 kids at the time. From time of dx to death was just barely 6 months. I watched him lose 90 lbs during that time, and trust me, he wasn't
overweight at all when healthy. During his last night, all he wanted me to do, was read from his favorite book of the Bible, which I did for a couple of
hours. It was my first exposure to watching someone die. I hate all cancers, they can be so cruel and cold in snuffing out someone's life.

David
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

Fairwind
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   Posted 9/11/2010 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Being there when a friend or loved one dies is a rough go, no two ways about it..Dying is never easy..But sometimes it's instantaneous,
instead of a drawn out two-week nightmare that drags everyone around you down too...

livinadream
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   Posted 9/12/2010 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
This is an important conversation we have going here. I think it is vital to see the face of cancer and to realize just how important it is to keep the fight alive. Purgatory, I fully understand how you feel watching your friend die, it is a sobering reality. In my outreach ministry to cancer fighters I see this repeated often and that always makes me fight harder to do the focus and attention on early detection.
Thanks for sharing this information.

peace to all
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
I was on Lupron, Casodex, and Avodart for two years with my last shot March 2009. I am currently (7-22-2010) not on any medication.
My Oncology hospital is The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion IL
PSA July of 2007 was 16.4
PSA May of 2008 was.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13
PSA April 16th of 2010 is .16
PSA July 22nd of 2010 is .71
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%

James C.
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   Posted 9/12/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Note to all: I deleted all the posts , including the original in the 'god' string that was developing. This subject is one that is seldom kept civil and against the rules, it's like juggling
nitroglycerine while bouncing on a pogo stick. No good will come of a major flame session.
Anyone objecting can contact the owner, who has been sent a copy of the exchanges Sorry, guys and gal.
James C. Age 63
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4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., margins clear GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh, reoccurance?
ED continues: Bimix- .3ml or Trimix- .15ml

Post Edited (James C.) : 9/12/2010 3:14:56 PM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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   Posted 9/12/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks James, I didn't see any of them, glad I didnt.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

Sephie
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   Posted 9/12/2010 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
James, thanks for all you do...understand completely the rationale. I actually tried to go in and delete my post figuring that it would start a bit of a fuss even though I had absolutely no intent of starting a thread on religious beliefs.
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