Yet another nomogram for beginners

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kbota
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 486
   Posted 10/10/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
http://www.prostatecancer-riskcalculator.com/via.html

A few who are early in this ugly game may find this calculator interesting. Within this calculator, it does not even have an entry for gleasons 7 or more.

k
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
Nodes negative
Vesicles negative
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 !

tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2842
   Posted 10/10/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
not a very detailled nomogram - the only key factors were: family-related - yes/no ; age; ease of /frequency of urination; PSA... and with my stats plugged in, I was only at a 21% risk of having prostate cancer ( HA!!) - nothing about gleason or possible staging or DRE ...
-they seem to have spent more of the time persuading readers NOT to have testing done.... as if to cover their asses...
Age: 55 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB
Sept 23, 2010 -0.05 - again -hoorah !

pipedream
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 10/10/2010 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I just heard a program on NPR about prostate cancer (for prostate awareness month in September) and they spent half the program saying that it is not even agreed that screening should be done at all. And I thought the thrust of the program was to discourage men from having PSA tests done. I was pretty disgusted....they kept saying only 3% of the 28% of men who get prostate cancer will die of it - or something like that. AS IF throwing away 3% of men was an OK trade off for the expense of testing and treatment.
Husband DX @ 64; 7.5 year survivor colon cancer; father had PCa @ age 65
04/09 - PSA 3.06 - retest in 6 mo
10/09 - PSA 1.55 Free PSA 7.74% - retest in 6 mo
04/10 - PSA 4.26

Biopsy 7/10
R base - 3+3=6 10%
R mid & apex - benign
R anterior horn - 3+4=7 20%
L base - 3+4=7 90%
L mid - atypical small acinar prolif
L apex - 3+3=6 < 5%
L anterior horn - 4+3=7 60%

RP Surgery - October 1, 2010
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