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JB71
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 4/23/2011 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Four doctors from the London (Ontario) Cancer Centre ran in and completed this years Boston Marathon.
 
The race is difficult in itself but adding to that fear, these four doctors were also using the marathon to raise money for prostate research.
 
Four runs of the marathon make a total of 168 kilometers.
They raised $ 168,000, or $ 1,000 for each kilometer they ran.
 
Congradulations on the successes that these phycisians and others have had and are having in the research to successfully treat and stop prostate cancer.
 
Hats off to Dr. Scott Ernst, Dr. David D'Souza, Dr. David Palma and
Dr. Joseph Chin. YES, that Dr. Chin, the same one who did my prostate surgery!
.
Age, only 71.
July 2009, PSA 9.1, free ratio 0.16
September GLEASON 4+4=8, T2A
Prostate 44cc.
Calcium: 2.46  (range: 2.20 - 2.65 mmol/L)
25 Hydroxy Vitamin D: 102 (range: sufficiency:
76 - 250 nmol/L)
Bone Scan: Negative
CT Scan scheduled for Dec. 1st. Negative.
Started Casodex 50mg. on Nov. 6, first pill of 30.
Got Lupron 22.5mg ( 90 day ) on  November 19.
No real side effects as of Dec. 15 except dry skin and hair but getting quite 'porky' in the belt area even though now I go to the gym, three times a week. Also I dont have a need to shave anymore so now I can save my 'shaving' allowance and direct it to my stash of Depends !
 
Christmas Day got my first hot flashes. Thanks Santa!
 
Open surgery done on Jan. 20th. by Dr. J. Chin at London's University Hospital.
 
Cath removel scheduled for Feb. 8th. Yes, I know,
that will be 19 days. Dr. is out of country until then.
====================================
Pathology Report:
 
Gleason Score: cannot be determined due to hormone therapy effects. ???????
Extraprostatic Extension:
present, left radial, multifocal
present, left basal, multifocal
Resection Margins:
Apical: involved by invasive carcinoma, multifocal
Bladder Neck: involved by invasive carcinoma, unifocal on left side.Other: non-tumoural prostatic present at resection margin.
Perineural Invasion: present.
Seminal Vesicle Invasion: absent
Lymphovascular Invasion: absent
Lymph Node Status: no malignancy in regional lymph nodes
Additional path. findings:
high grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
 
Pathology Stage: yp T3a NO MX
==================================
Radialogist appointment was on Friday Feb. 26 with Dr. Glenn Bauman in London.
Got another Lupron 90 day shot today and he wants to start IMRT soon. CT Scan plus measure scheduled in about 3 weeks. ( march 15)
 
First PSA test since surgery on March 18th.
with the results of <0.03 !!!
 
Started a Facebook page for bikers with prostate issues at:
 
IMRT to started on May 10. Going to get 33 units.
 
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davidg
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Total Posts : 4093
   Posted 4/23/2011 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
that's very cool.

No doubt in my mind all of these medical professionals are passionate about what they do.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX

F8
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   Posted 4/23/2011 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
i'm a little surprised to see that(edited)i didn't run ... or did he [img]/community/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] ?


ed

let's slack up on the doctor bashing, ok guys? Continuing just creates animosity

Post Edited By Moderator (James C.) : 4/23/2011 12:09:13 PM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 4/23/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Jerry, that is great news, and for a good cause that effects all of us here indirectly. I can't run, sure glad someone else can!
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 margin
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, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
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 9/10

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 4/23/2011 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Ed - edited

let's slack up on the doctor bashing, ok guys? Continuing just creates animosity

Post Edited By Moderator (James C.) : 4/23/2011 12:10:09 PM (GMT-6)


60Michael
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Total Posts : 2222
   Posted 4/23/2011 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for them and that is a good amount of money. By the way the winner of that race ran the fastest marathon ever, but it wont be a record because there is not enough rise above a cetain level to make the Boston Marathon eligible for world records. Therefore I refuse to run it. LOL
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA.27

Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 4/23/2011 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi JB71 and thanks for your post. Another reason to be proud to live in Canada.
All the best to you.

Mag
Born 1936
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 3+4=7, Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; at SRT Start=0.1,
Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jan 11) <.04

davidg
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   Posted 4/23/2011 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
(edited- off topic) Not all surgeons run marathons, all surgeons do, however, try to save lives and do so while also addressing those quality of life issues that concern us. That's what my surgeon does and what he's known for. (edited-Off Topic)I sometimes wonder if everyone here remembers that this is a forum about a deadly disease that affects us all. We should celebrate success in others, edited-Off Topic We are all in this together.

my goal is to run the NYC and Rome marathons. When I do so, it's thanks to my surgeon and the support network I had while going through this.

edited to remove Off Topic comments and to throw water on the smoldering embers of past flame wars devil

Post Edited By Moderator (James C.) : 4/23/2011 3:22:42 PM (GMT-6)


60Michael
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   Posted 4/23/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
David,
The NYC and Rome marathons would be great runs. My favorite so far is the Marine Corps in DC as you got to go sight seeing while running a race. My personal best was at that race 3:28. Fun times
Michael

Casper319
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 771
   Posted 4/23/2011 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I ran 3 honolulu marathons when I was stationed there in hawaii. great runs...locals come out to give you drinks and pineapples, bananas and some even offering beer. Not sure why in the heck anyone would want a beer during a 26 mile run....but they were there.

most painful thing I ever did in my life....since i only trained up to 8 miles. I remember not being able to walk up stairs for the next 2 days...LOL
Age:50 Diagnosed: April 2011, Age 50
PSA Level 84 Gleason: 8 and 9's
Biopsy results: 10 of 12 tested positive for cancer
Bone scan....negative, CT scans...nagative but
possible spread to seminole vesicles but not confirmed. CT scan showed some rough/blurry areas.

Treatment: Surgery (Date/time still unknown)

davidg
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Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 4093
   Posted 4/24/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Michael, anything under 4 hours is impressive, bravo!

Casper - you're right, I wouldn't train the way real marathon runners do, I'd be running 5-8 miles and then just trying the 27 mile run. Pretty sure I could finish it, but definitely not in the time Michael had.

I'll miss the NYC this year as I'll be in ROme, but at least that one is in March and should give me a good 6-8 months to train. Here's the map of it. www.maratonadiroma.it/it/8/mappa_percorso_maratona_di_roma.aspx
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX
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