Okay-now what else. HT or testicle removal lead to cataracts

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Sonny3
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   Posted 12/29/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Truth be told, while I haven't posted much in the last four months, I do look in occasionally and follow the conversations.

Thought you folks would like to see this latest study. It appeared in my local paper today.

news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101227/hl_nm/us_prostate_cancer

BTW, I meet with my doc on January 10th and will post the updates then.

"Every Day is Still a Bonus"

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/23/10 Post IMRT PSA 1.0
3/22/10 PSA 1.5
4/19/10 PSA 1.2
5/22/10 PSA 1.3
8/9/10 Completed Radiation for MET
9/7/10 PSA 2.2

Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 12/29/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
A comment on that yahoo post sums it up for me:
"Dead or cataracts. I'll take the cataracts."

Compared to the other serious side effects of ADT (or its equivalent that I prefer not to think about), a 9% increased risk of cataract is very minor, and very treatable anyway.

Must be a quiet time in the newsroom :-)

Opa N
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 12/29/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm,
I finished up my 8 months of Lupron on 6/30/10. I had cataract surgery on 8/6/10. But ... I see better now than I have for the last 20 years. Gained plenty of weight, but not obese, and no diabetes. Go figure.
Opa
68; Biopsy 4/20/09; G 4+3 in 2/2 cores, G 3+3 in 5/10 cores. CT & Bone Scan negative. Stage T2C. psa 4.02. DaVinci RP 8/27/09; Gleason 3+3 w/tertiary 4. Pos. margins L & R posterior, seminal vesicle invasion. Stage PT3b. 4 wk psa <0.01.
10/21/09 begin 8 months of HT w/Lupron. 1/14/10 begin IMRT 32 treatments. All psa tests return <0.01. Continent 5/1/10.

DJBearGuy
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   Posted 12/29/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Had cataract surgery 10 years before prostate surgery. A piece of cake, relatively speaking, was awake during the whole thing. The tiny scalpel appeared as a giant shadowy thing floating above me. Of course, it's something you'd want to avoid if you can. Have to get used to wearing glasses for reading if you don't already.

DJ
Diagnosis at 53. PSA 2007 about 2; 2008 4.3
Biopsy Sept 2008: 6 of 12 cores pos; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT & Bone scan neg
Da Vinci at City of Hope Dec 8, 2008
Rad prostatectomy & lymph node dissection
Cath out on 7th day, in on 8th day, out again 14th day after neg cystogram
Path: pT2c; lymph nodes neg; margins involv; 41 grams,
PSA 1/08, 4/09,7/09, 10/09, 11/09,2/10 <0.01, 10/10 0.1

goodlife
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   Posted 12/29/2010 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sonny,

Your mom told you other activities would make you blind too. But you did what you had to do. That's all we can do.

Good to hear from you. Please give my regards to your lovely wife .
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01

Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 12/29/2010 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sonny. I had to take a double take when I saw your post. Good seeing you on HW. I think goodlife said it best...

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
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better
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