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   Posted 5/5/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
So , I know this is not PC specific, but it's cancer related (skin melanoma) and really caught my attention.

Does anyone know if there's something similar done for PC patients? Something along the lines of "hey guys, get a PSA test"? I think it would be really useful to help persuade guys out there to get tested.

I'm not sure the posting guidelines here, so apologies if this is out of line.


Dear 16 Year Old Me video
Age 42
PSA 2/11 of 5.6
Biopsy 3/11 5 pos out of 12 Gleason 6's (3+3) and one 7 (3+4)
Full bone scan 4/11 - neg
Pelvic CT 4/11 - neg
exploring options and getting blurry eyed reading everything I can
staying positive

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   Posted 5/5/2011 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
no apologies needed at all, njbmwgs

there have been very few commercials, video shorts to encourage PCa testing....

- we are still at the "embarrassed at anything below the waist" stage when it comes to male empowerment .... we need to work on something similar to the female empowerment for breast cancer awareness ... we are all aware of breasts, correct?
-we need to make everyone aware of prostates
"it's 11 o'clock.. do you know where your prostate is?"

thanks for sharing,

-p.s. and on a lighter note..
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA:10/06/09 3.86
Biopsy:10/16/09- 2 of 12 cancerous, 5% involvement -Gleason 7 (3+4)
Radical Prostatectomy:11/18/09
Pathology:pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA:04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/11 -0.02 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/12- TBA

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   Posted 5/5/2011 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a very powerful message! I hope many will take it to heart. I have many moles and often wonder if a cancer lurks in some of them. I try to keep an eye on those.
Thanks for posting.

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

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   Posted 5/5/2011 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I was only able to see about 30 seconds of this so I found the entire video on YouTube here:

Being red haired, freckled, and having had several bad sunburns as a kid, I'm waiting for the other cancer shoe to drop. This video was of particular interest to me. Please share it with your family, it's important and well presented.
Age: 63
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, pT2c NX MX
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009
No lymphatic/vascular invasion, seminal vesicles, margins tumor free.
Pre surgery PSA: 4.1
Post surgery PSA's: .04, .03, .02, .05, .02, .02
ED: 15 months post-op I got back to pre-surgery erections. Pills help! No incontinent issues.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's, Boston

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   Posted 5/5/2011 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
that was really frightening and sad. Brought me back to where I was 6-7 months ago when i found out about my cancer. Brought tears to my eyes. And of course I'll be scheduling a visit to a dermatologist now.
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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