Father with Prostate cancer

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   Posted 10/10/2007 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,

My father was diagnosed with Prostate cancer 8 years ago. He is now 71 years of age. He has been very active and swim 50 laps a day and walks. Unfortunately my parents have not been communicating with us 6 children in Illinois as they live in FLA. We do know he has gone through various treatment including hormones. Last year he had some type of Lazar surgery. Two weeks ago he started to bleed again and we are told that he is to have surgery again . He has a cathetar in until the surgery because he could not urinate. He had blood work done yesterday and he seemed quiet. My mother said this is common before surgery to have blood work . They are hoping for Lazer surgey again.Is this common to bleed ? Any honest imfo would be appreciated.

Thank you,
concerned daughter

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/10/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi shammitt,
While it isn't common, some have developed bleeding several years after radiation treatment. There are also cases of patients having bleeding issues but normally within the first year after surgery. I have heard of laser surgery for removing the prostate, but I don't understand a repeat surgery once the prostate has been removed. Another cause of the presence of blood, unfortunately, is the possibility that the disease has spread to his bladder, or bladder neck. That would also be the cause necessitating the catheter. But your father sounds to be in good health and has done the right things to stay healthy. You may be dealing with a new issue totally unrelated to prostate cancer. I pray for that to be the case. You have probably noticed that most of us post here with certain information that we share about our experience as prostate cancer survivors. PSA, Gleason, Stage, and progression are measuring tools that we make treatment decisions by. If you have that information then some may have a duplicate experience for you to reference. One thing I can do for you is keep your father in my thoughts and prayers. You are more than welcome to post again, and we hope for good news after your dad's surgery.


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.

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 10/10/2007 7:32:40 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ~ Shammitt,

Please ~ keep posting, keep questioning, and stay close


The information (links) listed above is to help you.  It is a journey best traveled with friends. 

Keeping you and your loved ones close in thoughts and prayers...

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/11/2007 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Tony,Lee and Buddy

Thank you so much for the support and very valuable info from all of you! I will see if I can get any more from my Dad as far as psa and gleason score. What a wonderful group of people! I am so glad I found this site. I will keep in close touch.

God Bless, Shammitt

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   Posted 10/11/2007 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue  We're really happy you found all of us!!! 

Traveling this path is made easier when traveling with friends... 

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you continue to move forward.  Let your dad know we are right there with him, you, and your mom ~ hoping to shore up a few wobbly stepping-stones from knowledge we've gained along our own personal journeys. yeah




In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy




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