Husband just got rsults PSA 2/12/07

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pookitty
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   Posted 3/26/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
sad  I have lots of questions and found alot of informations here Thank you.
 
One questions are the long terms results for seeds..  We read alot about Ruby G.  who had it done 4 years ago.  But he is older than my husband.
 
 
 
Ed and Kathy
Age: 47
PSA 3.6  at 2/12/06
Gleason 6
Stage T1c
6 biopsy taken
l1 bengin
l2 bengin
l3 begin
r1 5 %
r2 5%
r3 40%  - I guess this the problem area.  Well bring up with Doc.
Scheduled for DaVinci 6/26/07  - Hartford Dr. Wagner. 
 
Had anyone heard of him or dealt woth him.
 
 
 
 
 

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   Posted 3/26/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~   pookitty  *Ed & Kathy   &  Loved Ones,

  

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JustJulie
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   Posted 3/28/2007 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   

Kathy:

It is my understanding from our Brachytherapy (seed) doctor that the current studies show an almost equal rate of success for Brachytherapy and surgery at approximately 15 years out.  My husband chose Brachytherapy over surgery (he was 44 at the time) as surgeon was not the best option due to the location of the tumour.

He's pleased with his choice, his PSA is dropping and he's back to work and normal activities.  If you want, take a look at JustJulie's Brachytherapy Journey- it's my take on the Brachytherapy journey - it may help answer some questions.  If you have any more, let me know and I'll answer what I can!

JustJulie


Leandra
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   Posted 3/29/2007 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
pookitty said...
sad  I have lots of questions and found alot of informations here Thank you.
 
One questions are the long terms results for seeds..  We read alot about Ruby G.  who had it done 4 years ago.  But he is older than my husband.
 
 
 
Ed and Kathy
Age: 47
PSA 3.6  at 2/12/06
Gleason 6
Stage T1c
6 biopsy taken
l1 bengin
l2 bengin
l3 begin
r1 5 %
r2 5%
r3 40%  - I guess this the problem area.  Well bring up with Doc.
Scheduled for DaVinci 6/26/07  - Hartford Dr. Wagner. 
 
Had anyone heard of him or dealt woth him.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the forum, you will find alot of very helpful information here, and all the support you could wish for, we are all here for you.
 
I can't give you any extra information on seeding but I will point you towards Dr Patrick Walsh's book, Surviving prostate Cancer, it's full of excellent information and will help you to decide what's best for you, we also found an amazing web site www.yananow.net, you can read through people's personal experiances on here, many of them are mentors and you are able to contact them directly should you wish too.Of course you have this forum too, you'll get lots of help from others here, ask whatever you need to know, my motto has always been the only silly question is the one you DON'T ask.
 
 
Age 58 Diagnosed 10/26/06 PSA 5.35
Gleason 4+3=7 Stage T1C
RRP 3/20/07 With nerve sparing
Waiting for pathology
Catheter due for removal 4/4/07


Bob116
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   Posted 4/15/2007 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ed and Kathy,
When I was in the process of choosing procedure, Dr Wagner was the surgeon that my urologist wanted me to see if we were opting for robotics. We chose the radical aproach before we spoke to him but an aquaintance had his prostate removed a few weeks ago by Dr. Loudone who is in the same group. His surgery went well although he did develop an infection which put him back in the hospital for a few days. From what he said though that is very rare.
My Dad had brachy 9 years ago and has had a few problems but they say that his problems (urethal stricture) don't happen often either.
As Leandra said Dr Walshs book is very good
Our prayers are with you both
Bob
Diagnosed 12/14/06
Age: 54
Gleason 6
PCA - Positive
PSA 5.3
Biopsy 3 of 12 positive
T1C
Right Lat Mid - Gleason 3 + 3 = 6 - 4% of specimen
Right Lat Base - Gleason 3 + 3 = 6 - 5% of specimen
Left Base - Gleason 3+ 3 = 6 - 5% of specimen
RRP 2/20/2007


kziz
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   Posted 4/16/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ed and Kathy,

As you will see below, my husband is the same age as you Ed with very similar scores. The difference is that his was on both sides which put him in a later stage. We researched most options and chose the da Vinci due to the quick recovery time and the fact that his cancer was felt to be at an early stage. The one thing that was a positive to us with radiation over surgery, was the lesser side effects. However, most of the data we found showed that the incontinance and ED were factors, they just didn't occur right away. So in Kurt's mind, why not fight it all at once. Radiation is also a cancer causing agent. It might have gotten all the current cancer, but at 47, we didn't want to take the risk of more cancer in 20 or 30 years. We hve both been pleasantly suprised with the ease of the Da Vinci, even with the bladder spasms that he had the first night.

Once we made our decision, we followed the advise of the veterans here. Don't look back. Believe in your decision, and become a cheerleader for your team. We didn't meet the surgeon until the day before Kurt's surgery, but if anyone could be one of his biggest fans (besides greenacres), it is myself and Kurt. Good luck to you both. Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op  Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx  YAAAAA HOOOOOO! 


bluebird
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   Posted 6/18/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~ Kathy & Ed, 

 Thinking of You    yeah  

 

We hope you’ve stayed with us and would like to hear from you.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you head toward surgery on the 26th showing in your signature line…  Stay close…. We can help make your journey smoother just by being here... our support comes in many ways...  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

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