Prostate cancer tests improving with new technology

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MichGuy
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   Posted 3/14/2011 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I saw this in today's MSNBC.com:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42034218/ns/health-cancer/
 
"Tests that measure levels of prostate-specific antigen in men's blood are vital for prostate cancer screening. But there are other tests on the horizon that can reduce the number of false positives and better inform doctors on the aggressiveness of the cancer."
 
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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/14/2011 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   

MichGuy
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   Posted 3/14/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, missed it.
Age: 60, 59 at DX
PSA: 1/20/00 7.9, 7/22/00 3.3, 10/25/01 4.9, 10/19/04 5.1, 9/26/07 5.98, 8/28/08 7.68, 9/23/08 7.36, 10/23/08 8.64, 12/18/08 6.39
Prostate size: 96 gm (est.), post-surgical: 112 gm
Biopsy: 11/7/08 Positive 2 of 15 cores, both in rt apex, composite tumor quantity 5% prostate involved, Gleason 7 (3+4), Gleason pattern 4 accounts for 15% of tumor
Stage: T1c
DaVinci robotic surgery: 3/9/09, Dr. M. Hugh Solomon at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Nerves: Spared left nerve bundle and partial sparing of right nerve bundle
Cath removed: 3/19/09
Pathology results: Gleason: 3+3=6, Tumor Quality: 3% of prostatic tissue; max. linear extent 4 mm, location: bilateral (apices), no extracapsular extension, no seminal vesicle invasion, no perineural invasion and no angiolymphatic invasion. Margins: Focal involvement (1mm) of left apical margin
Pathologic stage: pT2c N0 Mx
Left inguinal hernia 3 months post-surgery (repaired via open surgery), also had right inguinal hernia 2 years pre-surgery (repaired laparoscopically) 
PSA's post surgical:  2  mo.= .06, 4 mo.=.02, 7 mo.=.02, 10 mo.=.01, 13 mo. = .02
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