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Subject:Prostate/Ampulary Cancers

I had the whipple surgery, chemo and radiation for Ampulary cancer starting in the Summer of '05. Still in remission. In early October had PSA of 3.1 (previous 12 months it was 1.9), Gleason was 7(3/4) and the DRE indicated a T3a.

My Urologist is concerned about the Ampulary cancer situation so is debating whether to go with surgery in January. I had the Lupron injection in early November. 

My doctor is very considerate and I understand his concern about the best path forward for me. Once I left his office, I realized that I should have asked him if radiation rather that surgery should be investigated? What type of radiation? I do plan to contact his office to request more information.What is the best approach for me at this point?


Posted: 09 Nov 2007 09:55 PM
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Subject:Prostate/Ampulary Cancers

Doing some research before the visit is a good first step. Explore websites for prostate cancer treatment. Our Pathfinder has some good sites. If you are a registered myMDAnderson user, your questions could be posted on your website. You can also send us the question via our website (see website link below) and we will search for information.

Prostate Cancer Pathfinder
http://www2.mdanderson.org/app/pe/index.cfm?pagename=opendoc&docid=1593

The Learning Center Website
On the home page, click on the Submit Questions to Our Staff.
http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/tlc/

 

Elaina J. Cundiff, MPH
Manager, The Learning Center


Posted: 12 Nov 2007 09:33 AM
Originally Posted: 12 Nov 2007 09:34 AM
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