Happy Fathers Day - not from congress if you have PCa

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kbota
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   Posted 6/14/2011 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Done.

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Done.  Easy, using the tool provided wiithin the link.

Sonny3
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   Posted 6/14/2011 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Done, Done and Done.
60 years old - PSA 11/07 3.0 PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09 Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5% positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
PSA .6 IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/23/10 Post IMRT PSA 1.0
3/22/10 PSA 1.5
4/19/10 PSA 1.2
5/22/10 PSA 1.3
8/9/10 Radiation for MET
9/7/10 PSA 2.2
1/5/11 PSA 3.9
3/7/11 PSA 4.2
4/10/11 PSA 3.8
5/19/11 PSA 4.9

GTOdave
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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, so government spending is the answer to cure us all?????

I don't think so.

We have spent our great, great great grandchildren's fortunes. It is time to stop.
52 yr old, PSA 3.5, Gleason 6 with 3 of 4 top nodes (0%;1%;10%;1%) cancerous. Bottom 2 floors are clean.

PSA 7/08: 2.2; 7/09: 2.9; 7/10: 4.1; 11/10: 3.5

First post-op PSA =.00! 7 weeks after operation

DaVinci surgery at Yale 3/4/11. Dr. John Coleberg THE BEST!!!

45 gram gland weight
Gl 3+3
PT2C
margins clear
no metastasis
5% of gland adenocarcinoma

Susan R
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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My pleasure to take part and forward on to family and friends. Good job bringing it here!!
Husband 39 at diagnosis 12/2010.
No symptoms, PSA 18 in 10/2010
one month antibiotic then PSA 12.6 in 11/2010
biopsy end of 11/2010 Gleason 6
Da Vinci prostatectomy 2/2/2011
1-2 pads per day
nocturnal erections within a month, and able to have sex with Levitra.
1st post-op PSA less than .05

staging: pT2aNo, Gleason 6

Purgatory
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Done
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, 6/11 5.8
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

Northfoot
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   Posted 6/14/2011 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Done.

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   Posted 6/14/2011 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
GTODave,
 
I have no children or grandchildren, so no, I'm not spending their money.
 
But I will agree that too much money flows out. If I were to say for what, I would be violating all sorts of forum rules, so let's not go there. I also have extreme ideas about how to fix it, so we won't go there either.
 
But this money, for this reason, after all the money I have paid in taxes with so little to show for it? (Yes, I have lived many years in other countries, so let's not go there either.) Well spent if it finds a way to improve what I have for a life.
 
It isn't the answer, but neither is big pharma, at least in my humble opinion. 

kbota
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   Posted 6/14/2011 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Spend it here?
http://www.dirtyspendingsecrets.com/

Or on PCa research?????

And that's all I got to say about that.

K
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/10 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes & Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3/10 - 0.04 99% continent
10/14/10, 0.04, and lupron #1, 99.9% continent
Total ED, implant on 12/15/10
2/11 - 0.04, HT #2
6/11 - 0. , HT #3

Tim G
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   Posted 6/14/2011 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it is very important for me, as an individual, to support organizations that focus their research on prostate cancer treatment and cure, use the money wisely, and don't spend extravagant amounts on advertising.
Age 62 Pacific Northwest
PSA quadrupled in one year (0.6 to 2.6)
DRE negative Retested at 3 months (2.5)
1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) G6
Nerve-sparing open surgery June 2006, age 57
Organ-confined to one small area, downgraded to G5
Prostate Cancer Foundation supporter
5 years PSAs < 0.1

cooper360
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   Posted 6/14/2011 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Done...........Cooper  wink

zufus
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   Posted 6/15/2011 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Note that Provenge supposedly already approved for us men by Medicare. The decision will be finalized June 30th.  How it gets funded we shall find out I presume.
 
(editted some smilewinkgrin )

Post Edited (zufus) : 6/15/2011 5:38:47 PM (GMT-6)


Startech
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   Posted 6/15/2011 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Done.

Post Edited (Startech) : 6/15/2011 12:33:00 PM (GMT-6)


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/15/2011 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Please - lets not go/get political in this thread smhair

kbota
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   Posted 6/15/2011 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Steve, with all due respect, everyone posting on this thread has been very respectful, and the topic is one very much on point, and we need all of our members to weigh in with their opinions, and to be involved. For many of us, our lives might depend on funding for this research. If not our own lives, then that of our kids/grandkids, since this disease has a genetic component.

No use putting out a fire where there's no smoke.

K
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/10 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes & Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3/10 - 0.04 99% continent
10/14/10, 0.04, and lupron #1, 99.9% continent
Total ED, implant on 12/15/10
2/11 - 0.04, HT #2
6/11 - 0. , HT #3

zufus
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   Posted 6/15/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Not meant to get political, but after seeing Steve's thoughts, it could turn politcal quickly...so I editted it to much more simplicity. Thanks Kbota for pointing out the funding is changing, I could have guess such, but didn't know it yet.

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   Posted 6/15/2011 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I did it! I think this is the first time one of those links worked for me.
Every minute you fish or ride,adds an hour to your life!

Age 52 Dx age 53 daVinci surgery
prostate volume 32 grams
Biopsy 12 cores with 7 positive
Gleason score of 7
1st PSA 38.7 10/05/2010
2nd PSA 49.9 11/23/2010
CT neg.
BS Negative
RRP on 01/25/2011
PT3a -40% involved
margin involved-Left anterior
lymph nodes -clear
1st post op PSA-0.26-03/16/11
2nd PSA-05/09/11-0.08

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/16/2011 12:17 PM (GMT 0)   
kbota - my note was directed to a specific comment that "was" political in nature... It has since been edited. No harm no foul cool

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   Posted 6/16/2011 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
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