BruceW

Bruce's cancer condition Update

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Hi All,

The latest updates is that I am having my bone scan and CT scan this coming Tuesday, 7/22/08. The results will be sent to my primary physician and my urologist with whom my wife and I will be meeting the following Monday, 7/28/08. While my PSA was a normal rate of 3.7, there was a lump which was defined as Stage B. My Gleason score is 7, which puts me in the intermediate catagory. That catagory also defines which treatments are available.

However, a Stage B and Gleason score of 7 has to be confirmed by a bone and CT scan to determine if the cancer has spread or not. That information is what we will be finding out on 7/28/08. If I remain at the present ratings, it is pretty much assured my cancer growth can be halted, slowed down and most likely killed, thereby affecting a cure by choosing one of a few options that will be available to me.

Thanks for your interest, concern and support.

Bruce W

aka Vibeman27

aka Piston fan

and also your friend and colleague.

:-)

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Bruce, thanks for the updates. I don't know what to say except hang in there, man!

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What Jim said! All the best.

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Add my name to the list of well wishers, Bruce.

Keep up the good fight!

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My 90 year old grandmother successfully battled cancer twice recently. I honestly think that the key to her success is her attitude. She never let it beat her. Keep going. Find something you LOVE to do and do that thing. It will make a difference.

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It looks like you have every reason to remain optimistic

Best Wishes

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Bruce W - :tup

aka Vibeman27 - :tup

and also your friend and colleague. - :tup Definitely!

aka Piston fan - :ph34r::rfr

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Good luck, Bruce - Alex has it right, a positive attitude is critical. My brother beat his lymphoma, and I truly believe his attitude had a lot to do with it. One way he did it was to embrace any loss of hair from the chemo - when it goes, forget the ball cap, shave your head. It might have helped that he had a head that looked good without hair :cool: but I'll always remember when we walked down the street in Baltimore while he was going to Johns Hopkins for treatment, and a guy coming the other way looked at him and said "I gotta shave my head too". He couldn't tell my brother was extremely ill, he just saw a good looking fashion choice.

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just joining in with the well-wishers. i've had tons of experience with the disease, both personally and with friends and family. i also know of lots of wonderful outcomes. i actually worked at a Wellness Community years ago which is a support group for people and their families who are fighting for their recovery. and, yes, i will also join the crowd who believes that "attitude" is an important factor. here's to a complete remission/recovery for you, Bruce!

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Best wishes, Bruce!

I'll say a prayer for you tonight.

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My thoughts and prayers go out to you Bruce! Best of luck in the future! :tup

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Best wishes. Stay strong, and know that we're all pulling for you. If there's strength in numbers, hey...

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If I remain at the present ratings, it is pretty much assured my cancer growth can be halted, slowed down and most likely killed, thereby affecting a cure by choosing one of a few options that will be available to me.

Excellent! Keep up the good fight!!

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Best wishes and best of luck!!

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Best wishes for a fast and complete recovery.

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Best of luck to you, Bruce...and remember --- make sure to be your own case manager throughout the process.

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i will also join the crowd who believes that "attitude" is an important factor.

Yes, 'attitude' is extremely important.....in fact, it's everything.

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I don't know you, but I wish you well. Stay positive and beat it.

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Thanks for sharing, Bruce. We're fully in your corner. Hoping for a good result on 7/28.

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