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justus1292
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 9/20/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah  Here's something to study up on!  Stem cell research.  This stuff looks promising, and there are a lot of studies going on around the world.  Use your standard everyday search engine.  I started off with:  stem cell erectile dysfunction.
 
One or two docs at the VA told me, maybe....10 years down the road.  I'll give it 5 to 6.
 
Also look up: stem cell +  any other medical condition.  I've read about near miricals at a clinic in Germany for healing of spinal cord injuries.
 
Good luck to all.

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 9/20/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
the next 10 to 20 years will be amazing in that field
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.

justus1292
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Total Posts : 63
   Posted 9/20/2010 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm still waiting an answer from a trial about to begin in France for erectile dysfunction. Texas Heart Institute rejected me for the cardiac study as I am in reasonable health. She said about 2 more years for sure.

Ziggy9
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Total Posts : 981
   Posted 9/20/2010 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
The future's so bright I gotta wear shades. Seriously I'd guess in the next 5-10 years treatments will be more effective and far less invasive. Also a compelling reason for many to elect to do AS while waiting. IMHO>
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A

2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study

4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal

7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 -
April 2009 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy

2/16/10 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy

Rolerbe
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 235
   Posted 9/21/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
You have a fair point, Ziggy.

Recently had dinner with a friend I had not seen in over 25 years. He related a story about his heart condition that was diagnosed shortly after our last rendevous. They advised watchful waiting for that case as he was otherwise in good shape and the current treatment at that time was pretty dire. Something like 12 years later he had an operation that did not exist at the time of his Dx which corrected the problem with minimal risk or lifestyle impact.

Progress is slow, but it does come along.

Ziggy9
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Total Posts : 981
   Posted 9/21/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Rolerbe said...
You have a fair point, Ziggy.

Recently had dinner with a friend I had not seen in over 25 years. He related a story about his heart condition that was diagnosed shortly after our last rendevous. They advised watchful waiting for that case as he was otherwise in good shape and the current treatment at that time was pretty dire. Something like 12 years later he had an operation that did not exist at the time of his Dx which corrected the problem with minimal risk or lifestyle impact.

Progress is slow, but it does come along.


It's not always that slow, depends where you are and what's available. I'm very fortunate to have done a clinical trial of a far less invasive treatment thats been successful for over two years now.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A

2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study

4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal

7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 -
April 2009 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy

2/16/10 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy
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