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   Posted 4/8/2011 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi to everyone and thanks for all the advise in my earlier post.I will use all info from everybody but there are 2 post that really got my attention,the ones from ralfinaz and JohnT could you guys explain more. I have requested that my biopsy slides be sent to Bostwick and I to I'm in no hurry to make a decision on what to do.My question for the day is are there any of you from the Memphis area.If so where did you go to the Doctor and what did you have done.

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James C.
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   Posted 4/8/2011 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
SL, Well, I am at the other end of the state, in Kingsport, so that does you no good. We do have a couple guys from the Nashville, Jackson area I think, but can't recall anyone claiming Memphis as home. Maybe someone from there or eastern Arkansas or northern Mississippi will have some info you.

You probably know that the nearest Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) is Vanderbilt. Dr. Joseph Smith is the top name there.
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 RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Post Edited (James C.) : 4/8/2011 9:50:44 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/8/2011 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I am from Jackson and had my treatments at Jackson General. I think they have a great cancer program. Early on I went to The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion IL. They too were great. I have heard West Clinic is really good.

peace to you

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   Posted 4/9/2011 12:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know why someone would want their biopsy sent to someone outside of their treatment area, unless major medical centers aren't located there. I believe we need to have a primary care physician we can trust who guides us to the right urologist and then have the tests done locally. There are many qualified labs in the country, not just one.
Age: 61 (58 at diagnosis - June, 2008)
April '08 PSA 4.8 ("free PSA" 7.9), up from 3.5 year prior
June '08 had biopsy, 2 days later told results positive but in less than 1% of sample (Gleason's 3+3=6)
Developed sepsis 2 days post-biopsy, seriously ill in hospital for 3 days
Dr. recommended robotic removal using da Vinci; Surgery 9/10/08
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; Dr. Robert Nadler, Urologist/Surgeon
Post-Op Gleason's: 3+3, Tertiary 4; Margins: Free ; Bladder & Urethral: Free
Seminal vesicles: Not involved; Lymphatic/Vascular Invasion: Not involved
Tumor: T2c; location: Bilateral; Volume: 20%; Catheter: Removed 12-days after surgery
Incontinent: Yes (1 to 2 light (woman's style) pad per day)
ED: Combination of Cialis and MUSE (alprostadil) once weekly: started 9-27-08
Returned to work 9-29-08 (18-19 days post-op)
PSA test result, post-op, 10/08: 0.0; 12/08: 0.0; 4/09: 0.0; 9/09: 0.0; 3/10: 0.0; 9/10: 0.0
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