Howard Hansen ( co-founder) has died.

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/5/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I was informed today by PCa advocate Judy Thurman, that we have lost Howard Hansen to this disease.

Mr. Hansen is the last surviving co-founder of and has served men with advanced prostate cancer for many years. Howard Hansen has won the top award ~ the Harry Pinchot Award ~ for his service in serving the prostate cancer community and it was presented to him in August.

My sincerest condolences are extended to Howard's family and friends. I am very sorry for the loss of a truly great advocate who served us all well.

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

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.

"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

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Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 10/5/2010 7:33:51 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/6/2010 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
If there were a hall of fame for PCa warriors and advocates, he would be there. Done alot to help others by running  group. Helped people from all different countries in the process to learn about various protocols and treatments. I found his information very valuable, I knew it was coming as his health was being threatened for years fighting PCa. This is a warrior whom fought this for 17 years and was never going to give into the dragon. You would be amazed at his overall treatments that he went through and informed others about his protocols. One of best and he was just given the Harry Pinchot award recently, which is was totally deserving of.

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   Posted 10/6/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
sorry to hear about howard's death. my he RIP.
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.
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