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James C.
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   Posted 12/23/2010 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Mag E May posted for the first time in another thread. Welcome to HW, sorry you have to be here, but we're glad you came. He said:

I feel I am about to join a exclusive club. I was diagnosed with PC in November. I am doing a lot of reading and this is the first forum I am on. 66 years old 5.3 PSA and Gleason rate of 7.

I am leaning toward robotic surgery (DaVinci). It is very interesting reading the different thought patterns from each of you.

James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh, next in Jan & Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 12/23/2010 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Mag E May - sorry you have reason to be here, but welcome to the group. I've learned much and received a lot of encouragement here. I'm confident you will also.
Age 61, Diagnosed July 2010
PSA 04/09 - 2.5; 05/10 - 3.7; 07/10 - 4.7
DRE and Ultrasound - Negative
Size at biopsy - 32 grams
T1C, 3+3=6, 1 core of 12 60% positive
da Vinci nerve sparing RP 10/29/10
Post op biopsy indicated bilateral Gleason 6 tumors
Continent 90% and hopeful
Minor ED - 85% naturally, 95% with Cialis
6 week PSA - "undetectable"

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   Posted 12/23/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Another Welcome - You probably would be happier being a member of about any other club than this one, but then we're not given much of a choice.
If we can be of help, speak up.
DaVinci 10/2009
My IGRT journey (2010) -

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   Posted 12/23/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome aboard, Mag. Sorry you have to be in our gang, but you most welcomed. Please keep us posted of your journey.

david in sc
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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   Posted 12/23/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Mag E May (always loved that song).   Sorry you're beginning a winter season/holidays with cancer cells, but you're in great, supportive,  knowledgeable group here.  Post your thoughts and concerns and someone here will always assist.  Good luck...

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   Posted 12/24/2010 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Mag,
You found a great place to learn a lot about the treatment of PC and the possible side effects. This is a very supportive group. Don't be turned off by the occaisional "dust up"....happens in all groups to some degree when people feel strongly about a subject. Glad you found this site....hope find eit as helpful as I did over a year ago.
Age 67 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. Normal activity within 3 days. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 12/9/10 - 0.1

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   Posted 12/25/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's the welcome mat:
I didn't take Goucho Marx's advice- 'I wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member' !

Since PCa is now part of our brotherhood, W.C. Fields has words of wisdom for us- 'Youth is wasted on the Young' (how true, how true)

Suggestion on PCa.....question everything and read the fine print and don't eat Spinach with a stranger (LOL).
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage

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   Posted 12/25/2010 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the group, your stats look like will have have lots of options for your choice of treatment. The making choice is difficult and this is a good place to find out what others experiences have been. Good luck and sorry this has come at a time when your focus should be on other things.
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent after 3 mo. PT
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Baylor recomended AUS
AUS and IPP scheduled 1/11/11
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,0.01@12 mo.
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