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88CC
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/27/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I've found my surgeon; Dr. Porter at Swedish (Seattle area). He's done close to 1000 RPs with da Vinci. I talked to several UROs and he seemed to have the best answers re: the large size of my prostate and his approach for sparing the nerve on the right side where all the caner is located. (He will take the nerve if it "feels sticky".) My surgery is scheduled for Nov. 18th. I'm also having a colonoscopy the previous week so November is going to be a "busy" month.

Good luck to all,

88CC
Age 55; living in Seattle area
PSA = 5.1 on July 19, 2010; no long term history
Bx on Aug 25, 2010; ultrasound showed 88cc volume (due to BPH)
Dx on Aug 31, 2010; 6 out of 20 cores positive
PNI in 2 cores
G = 6 (3+3); Clinical stage = T2a
No treatment yet; still researching options.

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 10/27/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
You may want to wait for the colonoscopy results before going under the knife for PCa. I am certain they will be good, but if not, you need to address anything from that test first.

Tony
Disease:
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

Treatments:
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.

Status:
"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

Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

88CC
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 10/27/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony,

That is exactly what I was thinking; but my family doctor is the one pushing me to get it done before the RP. The colonoscopy is nine days prior, so I should have the path report (on any polyps) before my RP.

Thanks,

Kelly
Age 55; living in Seattle area
PSA = 5.1 on July 19, 2010; no long term history
Bx on Aug 25, 2010; ultrasound showed 88cc volume (due to BPH)
Dx on Aug 31, 2010; 6 out of 20 cores positive
PNI in 2 cores
G = 6 (3+3); Clinical stage = T2a
No treatment yet; still researching options.

Julietinthewoods
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Date Joined Sep 2010
Total Posts : 309
   Posted 10/28/2010 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll bet you will be glad when November is over!

Your doctor sounds VERY experienced, and that should give you a lot of confidence. It must feel so good to have the decision made, and I wish you the best in November!

Juliet
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