rlfuller7's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Prostate Cancer

Patient: Prostate Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 7 years ago, Male, Age: 72, Stage III, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No

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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 7 years ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    First two post operative PSA's show undetectable levels. Pray it continues.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 7 years ago
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    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 7 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Radical prostatectomy 6 years ago. Outside the margins, Gleason 8, not in lymph nodes. Low PSA for 5 years, then began slowly rising. Reached .74 so did PMSA scan at UCSF and found 2 small metastasis one on spine and one on hip bone. Completed this week (8 total treatments) SBRT radiation on both areas and those are now demolished. Will enter into waiting period with PSA every few months. Praying numbers stay low for a long time.

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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 7 years ago
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    I am in the middle of this decision point regarding combination of adjuvant radiotherapy, preceded by androgen deprivation therapy to slow down the growth of my very aggressive cancer until we can begin radiation.

    Decision Point

    My Gleason score is 9 and I am very concerned that in the period following surgery, while waiting to begin radiation, the cancer might move out of the prostate bed. I want to learn more from others about beginning hormone therapy to slow the cancers growth during this waiting period.

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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 7 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 1 year ago
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    Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Issues with wearing pads for stress incontinence and erectile issues.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    over 1 year ago
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    External radiation (Stereotactic)

    Radiation

    Demolished two growths, one on spine and one on hip bone. Total of 8 treatments. No side effects at all.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • rlfuller7
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pros...
    about 1 year ago
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    External radiation (Three dimensional)

    Radiation

    Six years after Prostatectomy I was diagnosed with 2 cancer growths by a PMSA body scan at UCSF using radio tracer called Ga-68 . My PSA was only .80, yet these small growths were located. They were subsequently destroyed using SBRT radiation- 5 treatments on my Thoracic region and 3 treatments on my iliac. PSA declined a month later to .19. I praise God daily for His healing and His mercy.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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