New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

medved
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 1096
   Posted 1/2/2011 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I receive a daily (or almost daily) email message which I signed up for from this website:  http://www.urotoday.com/   It provides short abstracts of studies and articles relating to prostate cancer.  I have found it to be a useful way to increase my knowledge, so I am passing it along in case anyone else might be interested.  Best wishes, Medved

Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/2/2011 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks, med, there were some good reads in that link
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

Tim G
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2301
   Posted 1/2/2011 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been reading prostate cancer related articles on UroToday for over four years and have found it to be a very informative and helpful website. 

medved
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 1096
   Posted 1/4/2011 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Linked below is one powerpoint deck, from Uro Today, which I found particularly interesting. It is from a very reputable cancer center, and suggests that salvage radical prostatectomy -- after radiation treatment failure -- may be a more viable option than many people think it is. Of course, the salvage surgery is risky, needs to be done by an expert, and is far from certain to succeed. But I was under the impression that it was "nearly impossible" and "almost certain to result in horrible side effects" -- and this suggests otherwise. Anyway, it is an example of some of the interesting stuff you can find on Uro Today. (This may require registration, but that is easy and free).

http://www.urotoday.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view_ua&id=2233828
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
 

James C.
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 1/4/2011 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I read that yesterday and was suprised at their statistics and percentages. Much higher than I had been led to believe, but there is still a substantial risk , even then.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
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

Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/4/2011 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Med, I read what you posted, and not doubting what was said. My own uro-surgeon, with 30 years experience, is one that will not do one no matter what. He assisted in 2 during medical school, and he said they were barbaric and horrendous surgeries, and the outcome of both were terrible. Despite this article, I would only guess it would be hard to find a surgeon that would perform one.

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
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:26 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,974,445 posts in 326,176 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161279 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, minh.
249 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
TSGlassman, Gemlin