PLEASE take the time to read this excellent article from yesterdays' NY Times - we must do our research, find the best doctors and fight with insurance companies if need be. You'll see here the statistics support what many of us already know - you MUST be your own advocate!!! Yes, it's ALL about
taking charge of your treatment path with this terrible disease.
Cancer Patients, Lost in a Maze of Uneven Care
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Let's fight the good fight, team!
My best to each and every one who enter here,
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
3 mo. PSA Post Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
9/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.306/06/07: PSA 0.1
Post Edited (myman) : 7/30/2007 5:57:51 PM (GMT-6)