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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 11/14/2007 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, I have been prepped for rad therapy, had the tatoos and CT scan, my rad therapy starts on Dec. 5th, and finishes on Jan. 25th 08, so we will see what we will see, the next PSA will be interesting.
Regards Mal.
age 67 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.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. next PSA 26th Oct. seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct. PSA 0.5 23rd October.

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 11/14/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue Hey ~ Mal,

We will be right here with you! 

I will be linking this thread with your previous ones ~ so we Newbies..can follow your complete journey.  Again ~ just a personal request!!  I missed a few of your previous threads… so I am going to add them here for others to follow your path from the beginning…


Our thoughts and prayers will surround you as you move forward. 

Special Hugs from Lee & Buddy



Threads started by:  maldugs in Australia


(will add recent ones here soon)


11-02-07  radiation therapy after RP

10-25-07  back from holiday and new psa

10-02-07  Wondering

09-26-07  first post-op PSA

08-30-07  so far so good

08-24-07  hard to believe

08-22-07  anyone else?

08-20-07  bye bye Mr Hang

08-19-07  asbestos and Pca

08-16-07  curious

08-14-07  6 days to "free willy"

08-09-07  so far so good

08-04-07  Ya gotta laugh

08-03-07  back from the Hospital

07-29-07  Ready for blast off

07-26-07  3 days to go

07-24-07  true or false

07-23-07    ED

07-23-07  just wondering

07-20-07  all in place

07-17-07  in hospital(what to wear)

07-16-07  path results

07-16-07  grades

07-12-07  now I know, here we go!

07-02-07  First step

06-19-07  as it gets closer

06-10-07  here we go?


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 11/15/2007 2:28 AM (GMT -6)   
We will be thinking of you and wishing you the best!

Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 11/16/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Mal, it's a good deal if you have your bladder full during your treatments.  Keeps the bladder more out of the radiation field.  I drank about 16 ounces of water an hour, or a bit more before each treatment.  I worked on 'holding it' prior to treatment.  My oncologist said they could tell who was drinking the water.



August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.

flippin out
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 11/17/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
How come they want the bladder full?
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