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   Posted 7/10/2007 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tad,
Wecome.  I hope you don't mind that I started this thread for you.  I saw your post under "Treatment Choice" and I wanted to make sure that it didn't get lost with the other replies. 
Please provide us with some additional information about your case so that we can try to best advise you (ie. psa, gleason, etc.).
"New at this. Am 87 years old and just diagnosed with prostrate cancer, must make a decision as to form of treatment.  Any suggestions."
Best of luck to you.

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   Posted 7/28/2007 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   

  :-)   Hi  ~ Tad &  Loved Ones,


A   “Special”  Warm Welcome  to  You!  yeah  


We know ~ we can “all” make “Your Journey” smoother just by being here for you! 

This is truly a great forum!!! ~ You have joined!  You are now part our forum family ~ a group of wonderful individuals who are so willing to share...  It helps “all of us” ~ to help you ~ if we know where you are on your path. So ~ Please stay with us and take our hand when you need it!  Keep posting.... OKAY!!


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Your decision will be the right decision for you!!!


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   Posted 7/28/2007 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Reply postings to Tad from a different thread……


:-)  reply from: Izzyblizzy

hi tad and welcome!

First want to suggest making your own thread where people are more likely to see your question. Example "treatment advice, 87 years old". Or whatever title is comfortable for you. To post your own new topic just click the "new topic" button at the top or bottom of any thread (towards the left of the screen, you should see it right above the reply window at the bottom of this thread, for instance).

In addition, would be helpful if you gave some details in your new thread. For instance, PSA history, biopsy results, general health, etc.

Glad you found us and glad to have you here! There are many courses of treatment out there. Proton beam might be one you would like to at least look into (especially if you are on medicare ... because it is covered).

Best wishes! Please let us know more about your circumstances :)




Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (2005: 3.4, 2004: 4.0)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007, Denver CO
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both right and left apex. Negative margins, negative seminal vessicles, lymph nodes left intact. Gleason upgraded 3+4=7.

1st PSA Results: May 11, 2007 <.01



  :-)   reply from Dutch


Sorry to hear you have got to go down this path, but this forum is a great place to help you along your journey.  I too think your own thread and a little more info would be helpful.

I was 65 when I was diagnosed with Pca and was more concerned about quality of life than quantity.  I chose Proton Therapy at Loma Linda - noninvasive and I was fortunate to not have any side effects.  The side effects, if any, are minimal.  Check out www.protonbob.com for Loma Linda info. and testimonials.  There are also facilities in Boston, Indiana, Florida and Texas, but Loma Linda is the one with the most treatments and stats.

Look forward to hearing from you again and good luck on your search for a treatment that suits YOU.


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72

PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b

Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001

Have had no side effects.

6yr PSA - 0.19



  :-)   reply from John  *aus


As suggested, treatment options depend on your diagnosis details and overall health situation.

I have two friends who have recently used hormone treatment. One  is similar age to and  has been on hormone treatment for 5 months. He's tolerated the treatment well and his PSA reduced considerably to .2 after 3 months.

The other one has used it for 15 months. His symptoms of leg pains have reduced. His original scans indicated bone spots, which could not be seen on his recent scans.

In any event, the book "Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy & Diet" by Dr Charles Myers is certainly worth reading. It's very comprehensive and covers various aspects of PC diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle. Dr Myers underwent radiation and hormone treatment for his own PC some time ago.


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   Posted 7/28/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Quote from Tad:

New at this.  Am 87 years old and just diagnosed with prostrate cancer, must make a decision as to form of treatment.  Any suggestions.




  tongue    Hi ~ Tad,


Just a little note to let you know we are thinking of you!!!


You reached out and we’re reaching back ~ so grab hold.


We will “all”ways be here….     In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

J  We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

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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