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Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 11/2/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to see Dr. Thomasz Beer today, the experience going from my uro doctor to the Knight Cancer Center was very sobering to say the least. My blood pressure was 189/90 and it was apparent I didn't want to be at this next stage of the unsettling journey. The doctor said if my psa had gone from .1 to .2 that isn't great but because it went from .1 to .34 in 5 weeks he is very concerned about the doubling time and ordered another psa draw, we should get those results in a few days. Then I go back on November 19th for a full body bone scan and a CT scan of the pelvis and ab area, then we wait until our appointment on the 30th for the results. My wife and I have learned a great deal of patience but not by choice. Thank you for all the well wishes and advise we will do some research on HT prior to the appointment on the 30th so we feel somewhat prepared for the visit. Bob

TaurusBull
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 11/2/2010 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob,

Really sorry to see you are having to investigate the next stage of this journey. I will be thinking of you and wishing you well.

TB
Dx: in 6/2005 age 49, PSA 4.1, 2/10 cores pos, G6, T1c
bone scan: negative
daVinci RRP 8/2005, Hartford Hospital
Post-surgery upgraded G7 (3+4), pT2c, NX,MX, neg. margins, PNI present, tumor focally invades capsule wall, but not entirely through it.
PSA <0.1 until 4th yr post surgery, then 7/2009 0.1, 10/2009 0.2, 1/2010 0.2, 2/2010 0.14, 4/2010 0.16,
8/2010 0.25, 9/2010 0.23

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 11/2/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Man I just can not tell you how much I hate hearing this kind of news. Hang in there guys. We are all with you.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED

compiler
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/2/2010 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob:
 
Ahhhhh... you have vividly brought back my memory of going to the Umich Comprehensive Cancer Care Center for consultations following my PC dx.
 
Big beautiful structure, BUT VERY SOBERING!!
 
Mel
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06
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