4 weeks ago

Prostate Cancer - Sheep or Wolf?

Flaine ski resort in shut down. That’s a Picasso I am standing next to. Sometimes folks can be overheard saying it is a fake. MISINFORMATION was a ‘word of the year’ last year. The subtitle of my book is Navigating Systemic Misinformation. I am most proud of the technical accuracy of my writing. Today, as it seems for all of us, sorting out how best to navigate all the information surrounding this epidemic. All the best! ...

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A shout-out to Chris who is having his combined PSMA PET CT and nanoparticle MRI this week with Jelle Barentsz Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Netherlands. Chris reached out to me on Facebook group Prostate Cancer Surgery Support about my imaging experience and voila, he was on a plane from the US. How long well it take for the PSMA and the nano to become readily available in the USA? The IV drip bag is the “black stuff”, the nanoparticle MRI contrast medium; the fine bits of iron I write about in Chapter 9 – Between A Rock and A Hard Place. For me this imaging identified pelvic lymph node mets at usPSA 0.1. I had these removed by robotic salvage lymph node surgery in Belgium, two years ago this week. Today, continuing <0.01 and even <0.006. Most grateful but always on guard. ...

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This is excellent regarding recurrence and the limited window for curative treatment. I had to replay it several times and took careful notes to grasp the finer details. After RP and salvage RT failed, advanced imaging at usPSA 0.1 in the Netherlands found pelvic mets that led to my surgery in Belgium. (I did my first seven days recovery in Ghent were Dr. Ost is from). Continuing two years <0.01 and even <0.006. Shared from The Prostate Net ...

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