Doctor, did you hear me?

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/29/2011 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I stumbled across this just now while I am being mugged at the tire dealer...

This is an interesting write about some basic rules to follow when seeing your doctor. While this is mostly referring to a PCP, I don't see why this does not apply everywhere...

enjoy...You're having more fun than I am as I am shelling out 13 Ben Franklins


Edited by me because I can't spell...
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.


Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 4/29/2011 11:09:03 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/29/2011 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely good general advice, would hope that all men would incorporate these principles. I know I have for years.

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 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

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   Posted 4/29/2011 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
buy your tires at and save 60%. I did that.
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

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/29/2011 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks David,
The damage is already done. However, I did compare and I didn't do bad at all. I actually searched well but in keeping in tune to the thread I searched better for my doctors...;-)

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