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gralestel
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/20/2006 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
my husband was diagnosed dec 7 and we are just beginning the process of learning the options. i'd appreciate whatever advice/support we could get.
here are the stats:

gleason: 3 + 4 = 7
PSA 2.6
T1C
5/11 cores had cancer, ranging from 3% (the only one on the right side), to 65% (one of the cores on the left)
age: 56
CAT and bone scan: clear

we've spoken with his urologist who favors surgery due to my husband's age. we are going to see some brachytherapy doctors next week. it is early, but my husband is leaning towards brachytherapy. he is scared that some cells might have gotten out (though the urologist thinks it is contained), and hopes that the radiation might kill those as well.

i'm a bit confused about the report - his PSA is quite low, but his gleason score is high. what should we make of this?

we have young children and this is scary!

thank you

aus
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   Posted 12/21/2006 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
It's worthwhile to obtain one of the good books on PC like Dr Peter Scardino's or Lee Nelson's which give good insights into diagnosis and  treatment options. Both of these books will give you a good outline of the advantages of various treatment options available.
 
PSA reading does not mean a lot, as several factors can influence it.
GLEASON SCORE: 3 + 4 is an intermediate result which is not overly high or indicative of very agressive PC,  although 5 positive samples make up a fairly large % of the biopsies.
Studies have indicated equally good resutlts from Surgery or EBRT for low risk PC and better than brachytherapy for intermediate PC.
 
www.prostate-cancer.com has a good treatment guide for various stages.
 
Men here will stress the importance of selecting a top doctor, as this will have a great impact on your results.
 
 
 
 
 

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 12/21/2006 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Gralestel, You're right it can be very scary. Although its easy for people to tell you that it's very curable when caught early, it's still a very stressful time for you and your husband. I have to say that you have come to the right place! I don't know how you found this forum, but you are very lucky you did! There are alot of us here who have been through it and a lot who are going though it now. There is so much good information here but even more there are a lot of caring people who will help you along your jouney and pray for you. So please stay with us and you'll get plenty of insiration and hope here. Please don't think any question is silly or dumb, ask away! We are all in this together and we will help you find the answers you need to make the right descisions and you will make the right ones! God bless you!
Your new friend, Pete
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.  


Tamu
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   Posted 12/21/2006 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
gralestel,

Sorry to hear about your husband's diagnoses. The most important thing for you to concentrate on is that your husband's PCa is curable. Just for your information I ran your husband's data through a calculator that provides a prediction on the probability of the cancer being confined to the prostate. This comes from tables developed by a Dr. Partin and as you would guess are called Partin tables. It uses the PSA level and the Gleason score. In your husband's case it is 68% probable that the cancer is confined to the prostate. Your husband's age is the same as mind was when diagnosed.

There are some important learnings that you will obtain during your research. One is that once you choose radiation of any form there is a very little chance that you could follow that up with surgery while if you have surgery and the cancer did get out then you can follow up with radiation. From a piece of mind point of view, you will never know whether or not the cancer has been conquered with radiation as the PSA checks will be the only indication. With surgery the post op path analysis of the prostate will tell you whether or not the cancer got out of the prostate. As already mentioned, if you do choose surgery it is absolutely imperative that you find a surgeon that has done a lot of the procedures and not just a local surgeon who does 15 or 20 a year.

I would also suggest that you go to the web site www.yananow.net. Click on Mentor Experiences and scroll down. You will find the stories of men that have gone through teatments. These are listed by type of treatment. Just a warning that some of these can be tough reading.

All of us that have traveled this road know what you are going through. The decision making process is not easy as there are so many different types of treatment. May your husband and you travel this road with the faith and love that you have for each other.

Tamu
Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06


JustJulie
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   Posted 12/21/2006 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   

My husband just finished his six-month Brachytherapy treatment.  Let me know if you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.

His particulars are:

Age: 44
Health:  Excellent
Symptoms:  None
PSA 3.74
Gleason:  3+3=6
No. of seeds in implant:  91
Three-month result:  0.95
Six-month result:  0.61

 


bluebird
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   Posted 12/21/2006 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome New Friend,

 

~ ~ ~Sending a Warm Welcome to you and your loved ones. ~ ~ ~

 

Prostate Cancer is a new journey for you and your loved ones.  Each stepping-stone you take from now on will be heading toward becoming “Cancer Free”. 

 

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER... and POWER conquers FEAR!!!!!

 

Too much information at one time can be OVERLOAD and all the information becomes a NIGHTMARE….

So please… take time to step back and regroup.

It will truly benefit you if you do this.

 

You have joined a forum that can help you and your family in so many ways.  Stay with us and the road will not be so rough or as scary!!!  We’ve been where you are, some of us are on the same stone as you are right now ~ and a few will be diagnosed tomorrow.  Just taking that 1st step is the hardest…. When you hear the word “Cancer”. 

 

It is a journey that is best traveled with friends…. And we will always be here for you if you need us.  Even to just “vent’ or “need a shoulder to lean on”… 

 

Sharing is Caring and that’s what we are all about.  We each have a journey to share.  And believe it or not… your journey will help others in the future.  Stay with us through good and bad and we will help you to find the sunshine that forever shines.  There will be days where the darkness tries to overtake…. But we help you to push past them and we do a darn good job!!!!!!

 

You are going to be on overload trying to get as much information as possible…. This is normal…. But realize at some point you are going to have to take a step back ~ take a nice deep breath… and let everything become clear!  I will tell you now and it may not seem real at this moment but it will become real.  Once you’ve made a decision on the type of treatment you want……  the next stepping-stones in front of you will be much smoother.

 

Always remember… we are there ~ so just put your hand out and we will help you over each stone as you come to them.  Some will definitely be a little slippery…. But they shore up quickly once you realize there’s another stone just ahead that is more stable.

 

Here’s what your next few months will be like.

Appointments, discussions, consultations, decisions, and before you know it….. things do settle down.  Once you make a decision always remember…

 

Your decision is the right decision!!!!!

 

We will be keeping you close in thoughts and prayers as you being this journey.

Stay with us and as Wittler would say….. STAY STRONG!

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

 

Please….

As your time permits…..Buddy & I invite you to read our sharing of information ~ in the following threads…. 

 

Sharing ~ Our Personal Threads with new members:  updated  11-17

If you or your loved ones ~  pull “1” thing from our journey that helps you on your journey…… it will truly make our hearts happy!!! 

Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring, A Special Note for Loved Ones (Wives, Partners, & Caregivers), Give Yourself a Second Opinion, and Murphy ~ Our Special Helper, Helpful Hints for New Members (coming soon!!!).

 

To quickest way to find them  is to change the way you look for Threads…  I have mine set at Last Comment.  If you go in and change it to Started By and look for Bluebird (pages 4,5,& 6 as of Dec 20, ‘06)…. You will find them a lot easier!


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6  T2a  

Confined to Prostate   June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


bluebird
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   Posted 12/21/2006 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear gralestel,

 

Responding to your cry for help!!!!  Advice!!!!!  Support!!!!!

 

We are here for you!  As you can see from our Welcome Page above.

You will learn that mama bluebirds do chirp chirp chirp a lot!!!!

 

Yes…. This is a very scary time and having young children will add to your frustration and the fear of losing your husband and their father.   But ~ the following information will help you through this…..

 

Ideal scenario: Prostate cancer detected early, treated, and cured. 

Prostate cancer doesn’t have to be fatal.

If it’s caught early enough, it is completely curable.

 

                                                                           :-)     Sharing is Caring   :-)   

 

The most important thing right now is... take one day at a time.

Reserve your energy because you'll both need it.

 

But ~ know that we will help share with you and support you in every way possible if you let us.

 

Quote from 2nd Thread:  need oncologist?  By gralestel

 

how many of you have an oncologist, urologist, radiation specialist, primary care doctor - or all of the above?

do they work as a team or do you see one more than the other?

also, where is the top facility for surgery and for brachytherapy in the US?

thank you

 

Buddy was 52 at diagnosis, 53 on surgery day and we chose open surgery.  Our family physician in a routine physical exam found some suspicious areas when performing the DRE.

Consultation with Urologist to discuss options.

Family physician is our 2nd option in all decisions we discuss and the treatment we chose.

 

So ~ we had/have a 3 way communication:

Us, Family Physician, Urologist for open surgery RRP (Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy)

 

“Our Journey” gives you a dated outline as to what we did from Day 1.  I hope you find time to read it.

 

We did not research “top” facilities but were told later…by many that our urologist & associates were listed as tops in their field of the open surgery…  so ~ this added a huge positive to all the other positives that we have experienced since Day 1.

 

Always remember…

Your choice of treatment will be your decision and it will be the right decision for you!

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you begin your journey….. 

 

It's a little prayer

                 "God BlessYou"

 

...but it means so much each day,

It means may angels guard you

 and guide you on your way.

 

In New Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6  T2a  

Confined to Prostate   June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


jetguy
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   Posted 12/21/2006 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear gralestrel,

You will notice as you hang around here that this is a place of wonderful people.  It is also a place of people who mostly favor surgery.  I am going to begin a treatment program of radiation in January.  Once it begins I'll tell one and all about it.

I think that most of us do a lot of rational thinking and research about what is best and then make our decision emotionally.  That emotional decision has a lot of background in our previous rational behavior. 

As Bluebird and others have taught us, the decision we make is the right one.

Regards,

Bill


Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!


biker90
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   Posted 12/21/2006 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gralestel,

I was diagnosed just about one month prior to your husband. My wife and I went through some hard times in the first week or so until we made the decision as to which option to take. Then things calmed down because we had a plan that WE were confident would work. It might not be the plan you choose and that is okay too. As Bluebird says "... it will be the right decision for you."

My wife and I have found that this experience, while very emotional, has brought us closer together. It is now okay for me to be "taken care of" and have her just hold me. (God, I never thought I'd ever say that...) Prostate cancer, with its possible effects on a guys ego, manhood and self-esteem can bring you closer together. Look for the little things that bring joy during this hard time. Take it one day and one step at a time. Study your options together so the decision belongs to both of you.

Hope to see you around here..........

Jim
Age 72. Diagnosed on 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Gleason 3+3 on both sides.
Clinical stage: T2B.
RRP on 12/7/06. Nerves intact and lymph nodes clean. Catheter and staples out on 12/13/06.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
First PSA will be on 1/3/2007
 
            "I have cancer but cancer does NOT have me."


gralestel
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   Posted 12/21/2006 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the information. And thanks for all the support.

In looking at the path report, two of the cores show perineural invasion... these two cores are in the base of the left node, with 62% cancer. After reading about this today, some research suggests that perineural invasion puts him at much greater risk (of spreading out of the prostate, for example).

have any of you out there had experience with this, or know anything about this?

we also read that the location of the cancer is another important factor..... that if it is found in the base of the prostate, the risk of its spreading is higher.

after reading about this, i'm feeling more anxiety. your comments are greatly appreciated.

aus
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   Posted 12/22/2006 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   

One of the books I suggested previously by Dr Lee Nelson is especially relevant for you:

Lee Nelson's diagnosis was very similar to yours: he also had PNI in his biopsy and considered himself as high risk.

As he said that was another reason he "chose radiation and hormones over surgery."

 


slls
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   Posted 12/22/2006 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
A little information for you. I had surgery 1999, radiation 2002, still getting checked once a year. Feel good , been over 8 years since diagnosis.
What ever you decide, don’t later second guess yourself, just move on.
My PSA was higher, Gleason the same, mine got out, nobody knows where it is. I don’t think too much about it, have learned to live with it. Good Luck

56pontiac
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   Posted 12/22/2006 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine was very similar. age 57 Gleason 7, with 5 of 12 cores cancer. Had the DaVinci surgery October 12, 2006. Two month PSA is 0.01 everything, and I mean everything is coming back to normal. Only you can decide what treatment is best for you. After my research, I just felt it was better to get that cancer filled prostate out of my body. I was told once you do radiation you can't have surgery, it is more radiation and chemo if it has gotten out of the bag. They are pretty slick now with the prostectomies sparing nerves and not leaving you incontinent. A lot depends on the physical and general health condition you are in before the surgery. The worse part, no kidding is having a catheter in for 7 days. Given the same options over, I would do the surgery in a heart beat. You will become sort of an expert on PC very soon. God Bless You, and welcome to the club nobody wants to join.

ed from pa
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   Posted 12/23/2006 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Please, do your homework prayfully, your decision will be the right one. Remember you are the only one that has to live with that decision. But please do  the research. This forum will give you all the info you will need. Remember, Hosea-4:6, "My children perish for lack of wisdom". Get the information, than make your choice. Do not make your choice than read latter on after the fact, and wish you did this and that. Everything will work for your best interest, have a Merry Christmas and a cancer free New Years,

God Bless you on you journey,

ed from pa

 

Jesus Christ Big C - cancer small c

 

floridarobert
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   Posted 12/26/2006 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   

What your doctor does not tell you.

 

In December 2005 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The urologist game me a pamphlet which spelled out the choices for treatment.   After reading the pamphlet I started to read via the Internet and found more treatment option than the pamphlet recommended.

 

In the U.S. the treatments are typically 1. watchful waiting; 2. radiation (several kinds) and 3. surgery to remove the prostate.  

 

  1. Watchful waiting capitalizes on the usual slow growing nature of prostate cancer.  If one is over age 70 or 75 one might die of something else before prostate cancer kills.  The operative word is “might” as the available information is statistcaly based. If  a high percentage of people with prostate cancer will experience slow growth of the cancer, that does not rule out the small percentage that might have cancer that is spreading to other parts of the body.  It is not easy to distinguish slow growing from fast growing cancer.  In addition men are living longer these days; waiting is risky.               

 

 

  1. Radiation either by beam or by wire of one source or another tend to kill the cancer but also carry some unwanted side effects: impotence and incontinence (fecal and/or urinary).

 

  1. Radical prostatectomy carries similar side effects as radiation.

 

After reading about the above options I was not happy with any.    I  kept reading and found hormonal treatment, freezing,  and ultrasound. Hormonal treatment and freezing (cryo surgery) which  both carry significant levels of unwanted side effects.  High intensity focused ultrasound(HIFU) appeared most promising.

 

HIFU

 

Hifu has been used in Europe and Asia more than a decade to treat benignly enlarged prostate.  More than a half dozen years ago this method has been used for treating prostate cancer. This is the least invasive treatment for prostate cancer that carries the possibility of a cure.  There is no incision and side effects appear to be less than other methods.  Since this is experimental one is engaging in a degree of risk since large numbers of patients over many years have not yet been studied. 

 

From my amateurish reading of literature on the internet, it appeared to me that HIFU offered similar survival rates to someone in my situation (T1C; psa 4.6; Gleason score of 6) with less likelihood of  such side effects as impotence, incontinence, and  fistula.  Perhaps radical prostatectomy has a slightly better cure rate.

 

 

Among HIFU machines, I chose Sonablate over Ablatherm largely because Sonablate gives the physician a live image.

 

I emailed a number of different practitioners and researchers  who use Sonablate in Italy, England, Germany, U.S.A. and Japan. Most responded quickly and were willing to answer my questions.

 

I asked each physician about price and how much experience they had.   The American physicians were the most expensive($20,000 for treatment in Dominican Republic or Mexico), followed by the English, Japanese and finally two  Italians.   Dr. Durso in Torino, Italy was willing to do the procedure for about $7800. With my love for Italy and a good price, I nearly chose him. I then learned there was an “upgrade” to the machine; when I asked him about the upgrade, he did not respond.  I finally chose Dr. Uchida who not only has the most up to date equipment, but he has more experience than any other person working with Sonablate.  For $10,000 I could employ the services of one of the most respected researchers and practitioners in the field.  

 

We arranged for the procedure and I flew to Tokyo on my spring break.  I took my wife and daughter so we could have a little tour of Tokyo, a welcome distraction.  Dr. Uchida met me in the lobby of his hospital, Tokai University Hachioji Hospital.  Hachioji is a suburb of the sprawling city of Tokyo.  I felt as though I was taking the subway to Queens from Manhattan. 

 

Dr. Uchida gave me a room in which my wife and daughter could spend the night.  He spend two hours working on me with the Sonablate from approximately 5- 7 p.m.    I felt very little except the insertion of the catheter through the abdominal wall into by bladder. That felt like someone was trying to jam a screwdriver through my belly.  The next day I was ready to leave the hospital and continue my tour of nearby parks, museums, and temples.  Unfortunately the tube of the catheter prevented me from closing my pants! I was walking around Tokyo with my pants unbuttoned and my shirt tails out covering my front. 

 

The catheter was the most uncomfortable part of this experience, though I never doubted that it was a worthwhile trade off.  I complained to Dr. Uchida who gave me a more flexible tube. It was still irritating but tolerable.  Over the next 3 weeks, increasingly more urine was coming out of my penis than the plastic tube. 

 

I returned to Florida after about 10 days in Tokyo and sought a way to remove the catheter. I had made an appointment with the local urologist who had called for a biopsy.  When I showed up for my appointment to remove the catheter, he refused to see me since I had gone to another doctor.  However annoying that was I called a number of other doctors and found two urologists willing to work with me. 

 

I had my psa tested every 3 months, and it went from 4.6 biopsy, to 5.2 at time of treatment to 1.2  two months after.  Two more tests a few months later yielded 1.3.  I had a biopsy 12 months after the first and 9 months after the HIFU, and all 12 samples were benign.  Such a biopsy does not guarantee that I am cancer free, but I am in pretty good shape to face the future.  Erections have been weaker than prior to the treatment, but I can attain and maintain an erection. There is no ejaculate, but I can climax. Climaxes are slightly weaker than before. I tried the three drugs for erectile dysfunction: Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra each for daily dosage for several weeks.  Levitra worked best for me. I have no other side effects. 

 

I would be happy to talk to anyone interested in HIFU. I am not an expert but I have acquired valuable experience. 


crtreporter
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   Posted 12/28/2006 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Gralestel,

First posting for me.  My husband (age 54) was diagnosed in August '06.  PSA was 0.5, and had always been.  Tipoff was microscopic blood in the urine (hematuria).  Depression set in for both of us.  Did tons and tons of research, asked a zillion questions of the local urologist, and decided for RPR (not DiVinci) because the specialty of the surgeon at Northwestern in Chicago was not DiVinci.  However, he has done almost 5,000 RPR's.  He also had a bladder problem (redness noted) and had to have a cystoscopy to make sure there was no second cancer going on.  Luckily that was just an inflammatory process and not cancer.  After making it past that hurdle, bone scan negative, he had surgery on 11/6/06.  He was in great shape -- exercised regularly and not overweight -- which was a good thing.  Surgery went well, still a little leaky, but back to work as of the first of the year full time.  Oh, he had one core out of 12.  We're looking forward to many more years together.  A brother-in-law had radiation this summer for PC.  He's probably early 60's.  I would not have chosen this method for my spouse.  My understanding of radiation is, as I've read here, makes it very difficult to do surgery because tissue sort of "melts" together and becomes difficult to observe and remove in the surgical field.  Best of luck.


bluebird
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   Posted 12/30/2006 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Partial Quote by Gralestel…. On a different thread:


I was also diagnosed recently with PC... 5 of 10 cores positive with both lobes showing cancer. 2 cores showed 62% cancer with perinerual invasion. my gleason score was also 3+4. My PSA was quite low however at 2.6 (it doubled over the last couple of years). I had a really interesting appointment with a radiology oncologist today, and learned a lot about brachytherapy (at the seattle prostate institute). these docs are top-notch and are the pioneers of this procedure. i am still deciding how to proceed, but i feel more encouraged after talking with him today. he did say that though it is a long shot, he has had a few patients who fathered children after the procedure.
i don't know where you live, but if you are considering brachytherapy, these doctors are at the top of the field. they are recommending seeds and external radiation for me because of the gleason score and the location of the cancer (at the base), and the presence of perineural invasion.
good luck to you and keep us posted. keep the faith

 

Hi Gralestel,

 

I missed your last posting and came across this one and did some backtracking….

 

Hope you don’t mind me posting your comment to TCLasvegas on your thread…. This lets us know where you are.

 

Sounds like you’re on track with researching your options.  I’m so glad your appointment went well. 

 

A positive attitude is the best POWER along with the KNOWLEDGE we seek also giving us the POWER….

 

You sound very good from your postings...….. Please continue to keep us up to date and let us know how you’re doing.

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

 

P.S. Very important............................................

 

We are all learning so much about radiation treatments….. Your continued posting of your journey will help us all to better understand about radiation and it will educate us.

 

I can honestly say that Buddy & I went with the RRP due to age.  If we had been older… definitely radiation would have been the route to go…  Again… you and Jetguy, and JustJulie and many more are “teaching” all of us about the different types of radiation treatments.

 

Your journeys are giving “US” …..KNOWLEDGE and it is helping “US” to better understand this treatment. 

Swimom has touched on this also…

 

Always remember…..

 

Your decision is Your decision and it is the right decision

As so many have stated here…

You make the decision based on “YOUR” specific diagnosis…

 

 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a  

Confined to Prostate   June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable

Post Edited (bluebird) : 12/30/2006 7:26:47 PM (GMT-7)


bluebird
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   Posted 2/18/2007 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   

2-18-2007

Hi Gralestel… 

 

You’ve started a lot of Threads and I noticed you have had a lot of really good replies to your questions from members.

 

Thought I’d put this here to let you know we are trying to keep up with you…..  We are still very interested in your continued journey to find answers and wanted you to know!!!!

 

You are in our thoughts and prayers…

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

(direct link ~ just click on the title!  Reminder to click on the REFRESH icon once there)

2-8  PROTON THERAPY VERSUS SURGERY  (started by: teb829)

Threads started by Gralestel

2-6  proton radiation

1-16 sloan-kettering experience?

12-28  why surgery after radiation?

12-21  need oncologist?

12-21  new diagnosis

 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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