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maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 12/5/2007 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, well first day was ok, travelled into the city, appointment at 11am, on the machine at 11.02 and all over at 11.15, no probs at all, then had a long chat with nurse, seeing the Doc every Tuesday for the duration of treatment, which will last until 25th Jan 08. the treatment is photon beam, and they say is very successful, so fingers crossed.
 
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. Starting radiation treatment on 5th Dec


sterd82
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 12/5/2007 6:44 PM (GMT -7)   

Good luck---shouldb be a breeze!    I put two large shot glasses on my dresser and put 36 pennies in one of them....after each treatment, I took a penny out of one an put it in the other....I found it to be very theaputic as I could visualize more and more treatments under my belt!

 

HANG IN THERE!


Sterd82
Age 47 - pre-surgury PSA 39
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Gleason 3+4
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
Next PSA May of 2008


kdnole
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 152
   Posted 12/5/2007 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Mal, great to hear it was that straight forward. My wife was in the hospital this past week and my Dr. is her urologists as well and he ordered another PSA. Well it came up undetectable - again. I say again only because it was undectectable 4 weeks after surgery and then at 8 weeks it was a 0.1 eight weeks  and I was off to radiation. I guess it's playing "hide and seek", so as of today no radiation - yea!

Good Luck on your treatment!!!!!


Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
T2
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
 
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
12/14/07 - 1st Appt. with Medical Oncologist - Radiation here I                 come. (This sucks)  


maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 782
   Posted 12/6/2007 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey kdnole great news on your PSA!! hope it all stays the same, looking around the oncology clinic I see poor unfortunate souls that are far, far worse than me, and they are all battling on with the same resolve, i admire them so much, it is a very sobering experience.

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. Starting radiation treatment on 5th Dec

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