asbestos and Pca

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maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 8/19/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, anyone heard of Pca being related to asbestos exposure? I worked in a coal fired power station for 30 years, and there was asbestos everywhere, on the pipes and ducts and floating in the air. A lot of my former fellow workers have since died of asbestos related disease.
 
Just wondering.
 
Mal.
age 66 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 8/19/2007 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not. But I know it is a lung ailment. I think it's called mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung (pleura) or the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). It is obviously a bad carcenigen.

Tony


Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
 
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
 
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 8/19/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi maldugs,

I found the following three links:

da Vinci® Surgery web – Environmental and Other Causes of Prostate Cancer
www.davincisurgery.com/prostate_cancer_causes.aspx

Environmental Factors - Prostate Cancer Research Foundation
www.prostatecancer.ca/english/prostate_owners_manual/risk_factors/lifestyle/environmental/

Index_4-17_06 Copy.fp5 – Findings saying asbestos is not a cause
www.albany.edu/sph/poster_2006/abstracts/regish.pdf

It doesn’t look conclusive either way.

Good luck,

Idaho


Age: 54
PSA: 4.3
Biopsy: T1c, 3+3=6, 2 pos. samples in one side of prostate, <5% volume
Da Vinci 31 Jul 2007: saved nerve bundle on side of non-cancerous side
Final pathology: Confined to prostate, T2a, 3+3=6, <1% volume
Working to get back into good shape
Waiting to take that first post-op PSA
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