Color doppler Ultrasound

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Gregz263
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   Posted 11/4/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Well just got home from my color doppler ultrasound and guided saturation biopsy. Had this done at Dattoli Cancer Center. I do have to say the color doppler is pretty convincing. Saw some "Suspicious" areas on the right side of the gland. When they showed me the same area in the traditional greyscale ultrasound you could not see anything suspicious. After 2 prior traditional TRUS biopsy I don't understand why more centers don't have this technology.
 
The saturation Biopsy causes more discomfort then my previous biopsy procedures, but hopefully I will have a definitative answer this time. Now we wait for the results.
 
I would be interested in hearing from any others who have been treated at Dattoli.

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/4/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
many areas simply do not have readily available access to color doppler hardware, and second, it adds a lot to the cost of having a biopsy. lots of rural and smaller urban areas that just dont have the equip.
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

medved
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   Posted 11/5/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
How much did this CDU/saturation biopsy cost? Did your insurance cover it?
Age 46.  Father died of p ca. 
My psa starting age 40: 1.4, 1.3, 1.43, 1.74, 1.7, 1.5, 1.5
 

Gregz263
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   Posted 11/5/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure on the cost yet, but the procedure was pre approved by my insurance.
PSA 1/06 at age 40 = 1.0
PSA 4/09 at age 43 = 2.9

PSA 4/10 at age 44 = 4.6

FPSA 4/10 = 4.7 and 6%
10/10 = 4.7 and 9%

Biopsy 5/11/10 12 out of 12 negative
2nd Biopsy 7/13/10 12 out of 12 negative

Ziggy9
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   Posted 11/5/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
How many core samples were taken? I had 45 and have heard as many as 90 depending on the size of the prostate. It was also why they had me on advodart to shrink it before. Of course you're more sore compared to a regular biopsy but just for a few days. Worse part of the saturation biopsy for me was my first experience with a catheter, but only for a day. My insurance at first wouldn't pay for it but my doctor had them reverse that because of the possible TFT that could and did result from its outcome.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A

2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study

4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal

7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 -
April 2009 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy

2/16/10 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy

Post Edited (Ziggy9) : 11/5/2010 9:24:21 AM (GMT-6)


Gregz263
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   Posted 11/10/2010 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Well the results are in. All 30 cores negative. Dr. Dattoli says he is confident there is no cancer there. What Good News!
PSA 1/06 at age 40 = 1.0
PSA 4/09 at age 43 = 2.9

PSA 4/10 at age 44 = 4.6

FPSA 4/10 = 4.7 and 6%
10/10 = 4.7 and 9%

Biopsy 5/11/10 12 out of 12 negative
2nd Biopsy 7/13/10 12 out of 12 negative

142
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   Posted 11/10/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds great - now "go away" - you can check in once in a while (please do), but we love to turn away folks who don't need to be here! smilewinkgrin
 
This is the point where if somebody says "get a life", you reply "just did".

Post Edited (142) : 11/10/2010 10:27:28 AM (GMT-7)


clocknut
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   Posted 11/10/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news!  You must be jumping for joy.  I have a friend who just received a similar "no cancer" verdict, and he's a happy guy, as I'm sure you are. 

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/10/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Greg, but scram! Thank the stars you don't have PC at this time, hopefully you never will.
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10
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