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razorsharp
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/17/2007 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
PSA 2.9 (1.5 last year); Gleason 6; 12 biopsy samples taken, 3 having cancer cells, two on one side and one on the other side.
Grade T2A.
He is age 70 and on oxygen 24/7.
Comments appreciated as to what treatment would be well tolerated.

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 7/17/2007 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Most treatments are well toloerated unless its late stage disease. Your husband is on oxygen 24/7 and that indicates a respratory illness that may factor into what treatment he should select. But because of his age and low PSA and Gleason, he sounds like a good candidate for radiation therapy. Perhaps seed implants or beam radiation. You would best consult your doctors however. If he is otherwise healthy then removing the prostate is not out of the question.

Tony

Dutch
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 7/17/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Please look into proton therapy at www.protonbob.com.

Best of luck to you.

Dutch


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
 
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 
 
 


bluebird
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   Posted 7/17/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi ~  Razorsharp    &   Loved Ones,

 

                Welcome to…

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                  A   Special   Warm Welcome  to  Youyeah  

 

KNOWLEDGE    IS    POWER  ...  and  POWER conquers  fear

 

Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers as you move forward…

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

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bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 7/17/2007 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Razorsharp,

 

If you click on the link below ~   this will give you a few of many...different journeys our members have taken to get you started in your research.  We have options and this is where knowing exactly where you stand health wise is important.  This will help to guide you on the right path for your loved one. 

 

Knowledge is Power and this Power allows you to move forward onto the stepping-stones that will be best for your husband.  We are here with Helping Hands and this journey is best traveled with friends.

 

So ~ stay close.  We are happy you reached out!!!  Continue to do so ~ we will all be here for you.

In New Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

(Direct Link ~ just click on the title below and a new window will open!  

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Prostate Cancer Resources, Helpful Hints, and Topic Thread Links

 

 

 


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 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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