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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 9/10/2007 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Pollution in your community:

I wonder how much this plays a role in people getting cancer.  Does anyone know of a website that specifies cancer rates by neighborhoods?




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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 818
   Posted 9/10/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello A,

I believe there have been many studies on just that subject, and I'm affraid a bit late for me. Marland seems to be a cancer hot spot. I guess I could move, but the cumulative damage has already been done. If you find any of these studies please post them.

Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 9/10/2007 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My polution hotspot is caused by the department of energy (DoE) and every state in the contiguous US. Las Vegas is 90 miles south of the nations largest Nuclear Test Site. Since of course A-bombs and the like are no longer tested, the site has been converted to a nuclear dump site for all states. Yucca Mountain is very close to this very populous area. Needless to say we are not fans of the legislation that allows all the states to ship their nuclear waste along our freeways and byways. There has to be a better solution.

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.

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