Details on Earl Woods?

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   Posted 5/28/2007 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
   I took note of a small item in the local paper that this May was the first anniversary of the
passing of Earl Woods (Tiger Woods Dad) due to PC. I knew this, but I was curious about
details pertaining to the battle Earl had to fight. Internet searches all have resulted with the  same basic micro history - Diagnosed 1996 - Radiation Treated - Reoccurance 2004 - Died 2006.
Can anyone expound on the PC story?  
Hi Al, all I've done is add a subject to your post.  It will help attract more replies. -- Lil  :-)

Post Edited By Moderator (7Lil) : 5/28/2007 8:01:55 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/28/2007 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I did not know that is what got him.

    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
    Dr. said everything looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
    March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.  Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
    April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking.  Leaking started back next day at work!
    May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center.  After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking.  But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
    May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA.
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.

El Tigre
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/29/2007 1:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think the details will be found in the media. This kind of thing is pretty personal. I would imagine the Woods family would like to grieve without having their tragedy splashed around the world any more than it has already.
I sure do wish I had found this site pre-surgery!! RRP 10/25/05 I don't remember all the scores. Have had clean checks ever since. Never had to use the pads!!

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