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Offline Quantum Learning

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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #1 on: 20 January 2017, 08:07:34 AM »
Thank you for that Q.  Julian had to have an MRI before his biopsy, although Himtoo had it the other way round I think.  This area does seem to have a very good reputation for anything to do with Cancer.
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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #3 on: 20 January 2017, 04:42:00 PM »
Think this might have even more info, but I haven't read it properly so apologies if it's just the same  :)

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jan/20/everything-you-need-to-know-prostate-cancer-screening
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 with fasting BG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9% Chol
Metformin SR 2000mg, Doxazosin 1mg, Omeprazole 20mg, Fexofenadine 180mg Co-Codamol 30/500g when needed. Amitriptyline 20mg
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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #4 on: 20 January 2017, 04:56:12 PM »
About the same as the first really, but from a slightly different angle.  Have passed the link to J.
Patti


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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #5 on: 20 January 2017, 06:38:03 PM »
Here, they all get an MRI scan anyway before they operate but if initially the biopsy doesn't find it, they retest every few months and if the PSA carries on rising they order an MRI scan anyway.

But - if they are going to do it for every bloke who is a suspect - they will need a lot more MRI machines and a lot more staff to do it.  It's all very well saying it's best practice - but where the HELL is the money to do it supposed to come from?

Worrying, frankly.
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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #6 on: 21 January 2017, 12:19:10 PM »
A good point Jenny. MRIs are great and all for all sorts of things but they aren't likely to have enough time / staff / machines to test everyone.
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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #7 on: 21 January 2017, 07:34:25 PM »
As I said, J got an MRI first.  It guided the biopsy...
but who knows?
Patti


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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #8 on: 21 January 2017, 07:55:00 PM »
Well Pete did for the second, ie the Template biopsy - but not before the first, ie rectal one.  He had that immediately after his initial appointment with the hospital after being referred there by our GP.
Jenny

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« Reply #9 on: 22 January 2017, 10:12:49 AM »
It was impressed on J that he had to have the MRI before the biopsy and that the biopsy wouldn't be done without it.  The appointment for the MRI came through for the day we were due to attend a much awaited wedding in London, so J asked to change the date.  They said that if he didn't accept the appointment then all they could so was put him on the waiting list, which he accepted and I was cross with him for not putting his health first.  The day we left to catch the train for London his biopsy appointment came through.  He rang the MRI people from the hotel in London and told them his biopsy date.   They then gave him an appointment 2 days before the biopsy at 8pm in the evening!!  I was discussing it with my friend locally and she said the same had happened to her husband.  From this we presume that it is normal procedure in this neck of the woods.  Also Julian's elder bro who lives in the south east had an MRI and they said he didn't need a biopsy. So some areas are clearly finding the resources to do this.


At the time we were surprised that Pete and Paul had both had biopsies before the MRI.
Patti


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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #10 on: 23 January 2017, 10:57:18 PM »
with me it sort of happened like this

april 2016 -- GP refers me to urology
seen may 2016 -- biopsy done on the appointment day
june 2016 -- diagnosis cancer -- 3+3 gleason score  recommended MRI scan next
august 2016 -- MRI scan
September 2016 -- result confirm cancer contained within prostate and template biopsy recommended to confirm previous tests.
October 2016 - template biopsy
December 2016 -- results confirm the 3+3 within the capsule at 15% of the left hand side only
result = watch ( active surveillance )
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Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
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Re: Not D related but might be of interest to some of our members
« Reply #11 on: 24 January 2017, 03:18:57 PM »
Paul

Have you read the original link where they suggest that an initial MRI be given instead of the biopsy, leading to better outcomes?
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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