Okay, I'm headed to Houston Sunday for an all day visit at MD Anderson Monday. As you guys know, I had an
open RP on July 21. I'm Gleason 9, but I had negative lymph nodes, vesicles, and margins. My DX psa was 3, which was the highest the psa ever reached.
My uro still wants me to begin two years of Lupron. My onco says to wait. The head guy at Duke made a case for both, but said he didn't know what he would do were he me.
I've read most of Dr Snuffy Meyers book, and he is a definite supporter of Hormone Therapy, and even went so far as to say it can be curative. Bold statement I thought when most experts say it's not curative. Who's right here?
Anyway, I thought I would ask the forum for your suggestions of questions that I should be asking the MD Anderson Uro. I have a list already started, but I wanted to tap the synergy of this forum.
And because I have so much respect for everyone on this forum, I would so appreciate your thoughts as to what questions you would ask if you had my circumstances.
Thanks in advance.....
Age 57 at Diagnosis
May, 09 PSA 2.26
June, 10 PSA 3.07 Free PSA 18%
Met with Uro, DRE +
June, 10 Biopsy, 7 of 12 cores, up to 60%, 4+5=9
July 21, 2010 - RRP
tumor contained in capsule, still 4+5=9
perineural invasion extensive
Aug 5, 10 catheter out
Sept 3, 10 PSA - 0.00 (great big whew)
As of 9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent - only occasional stress incontinence !
Post Edited (kbota) : 9/23/2010 7:23:09 PM (GMT-6)