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    Did Elijah Cummings Die of PCa?

    The official press release says died a JH from complications from a long existing health condition. He sponsored several PCa bills since 2008.
    YOB 1957

    DX 12/18, GS 8, 4+4 6/12 cores, LL Apex 100%, LM Apex 60%, LL Mid 50%, LMM 40%, LL Base 5%, LM <5%, Right side negative.

    3/6/19. Pathology - Grade Group 4 Intraductal Carcinoma
    T3aNO, 1 mm EPE, GS8, 21 mm uni-focal tumor involved 10% of prostate.

    7 Nodes, SV, SM, PNI, and BNI were negative.

    LVI and Cribriform pattern present.

    Decipher .86 High Risk.

    Post Surgery PSA
    3/25/19 .03. (28 days)
    4/25/19 <.03. (58 days)
    5/25/19 <.02. (88 days)
    9/10/2019. <.02. (198 days)

    3 Part Modality Treatment

    2/25/19 Robotic Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery outpatient Cleveland Clinic,

    ADT - started 6/19, end date 6/21.

    ART - Completed 9/26/19. (78 Gy, yes, I glow in the dark)

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    No, I don't think so. Rep Cummings was in the hospital last year for heart problems.

    Prostate cancer does affect African Americans at a greater rate than whites, and Cummings was also from Baltimore, home of Johns Hopkins. It isn't surprising he'd be aware of PC.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3, PSA test 7/2019 2.0


    DOB 1956, in Pittsburgh, USA

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    2018 he had a heart valve replacement with recurrent infections and hospital stays. This year he had a "knee infection" resulting in hospital stays. I have read nothing about PCa.
    DOB: July 1947
    PSA: 2.0/2004 4.0/2010 5.8/2010 4.5/2012 5.6/2013 Normal DRE
    5/18 PSA: 9.2
    6/18 PSA: 10.2 & 8.4% Free
    6/28 3T mpMRI PIRADS 3
    18 cc gland=PSD 0.57 ng/cc
    0.32 cc lesion in apical PZ with subtle T2 signal hypointensity
    mild restricted diffusion of contrast into lesion prostate unremarkable intact capsule
    7/18 4KScore 34% Probability Gleason =>7

    8/03/18 Bx: Adenocarcinoma 6 of 13 cores ONLY L lobe
    T1c / Grade II / unfavorable intermediate
    extent of G3-G4 tissue far greater than indicated by MRI
    G6 (3+3) 70% LL Base 50% L Lateral Mid 20% L Base
    G7 (3 +4) 100% LL Apex 20% L Mid 60% L Apex
    8/15/18 Clear CT scan and Bone Scan
    RALP 8/23/18 pT3a, G7 (3+4), 20% involvement, SM+ (Focal 2mm G6), EPE(Focal G6)+, PNI+, LNI-, SVI-, LVI-
    7g Tumor 20x size in MRI & biopsy report & in BOTH lobes not just L as biopsy reported

    PSA
    10/3/18 0.021
    01/4/19 0.018
    04/03/19 0.022
    06/26/19 0.028
    10/1/19 0.035

    Decipher RP = 0.47 Average Risk

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    A SHORT LIST OF FAMOUS MEN WHO DIED FROM PROSTATE CANCER:

    Bill Bixby, 59 (actor)

    Telly Savalas, 70 (actor)

    Frank Zappa, 52 (rock star)

    Timothy Leary, 75 (LSD advocate)

    Earl Woods, 74 (Tiger Woods’ dad)

    Don Ameche, 85 (actor)

    James Herriot, 79 (author)

    Francois Mitterrand, 79 (French President)

    Bobby Riggs, 77 (tennis player)

    Dick Sargent, 64 (actor)

    George Sheehan, 74 (running guru, physician, and author)

    Thomas Witter, 63 (Dean-Witter-Reynolds)

    Hal Walker, 70 (television news reporter for CBS and ABC)

    Will Fowler, 81 (reporter for The Los Angeles Examiner, author and writer for television)

    Sidney L. James, 97 (former publisher of Sports Illustrated)

    Johnny Ramone, 55 (rock star)

    Jacob A. Arlow, 91 (psychoanalyst and former president of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute)

    Orval Faubus, 84 (former Arkansas governor)

    Roswell Gilpatric, 89 (former

    US deputy Secretary of Defense)

    Howard Hunter, 87(president Mormon Church)

    Spark Matsunaga, 73 (former US senator)

    Bob Maynard, 56 (publisher, The Oakland Tribune)

    Tom McDermott, 83 (actor)

    Mobutu Sese Seko, 66(dictator in Zaire)

    Turgut Ozal, 66 (president of Turkey)

    Steve Ross, 65 (CEO Time-Warner)

    It is somewhat reassuring that the number of famous people who have contracted prostate cancer (like Rudolph Giuliani and John Kerry) but have not yet died of it, is far longer than the celebrity list of men whose prostate cancers killed them. This helps show the public that prostate cancer is indeed controllable when caught at an early stage.
    72...LUTS for the past 7 years
    TURP 2/16,
    G3+4 discovered
    3T MRI 5/16
    MRI fusion guided biopsy 6/16
    14 cores; four G 3+3, one G3+4,
    CIPRO antibiotic = C. Diff infection 7/16
    Cured with Vanco for 14 days
    Second 3T MRI 1/17
    Worsened bulging of posterior capsule
    Oncotype DX GPS 3/17, LFP risk 63%, Likelihood of Low
    Grade Disease 81%, Likelihood of Organ Confined 80%
    RALP 7/13/17 Dr. Gonzaglo @ Univ of Miami
    G3+4 Confirmed, Organ confined
    pT2 pNO pMn/a Grade Group 2
    PSA 0.32 to .54 over 3 months
    DCFPyl PET & ercMRI Scans - 11/17
    A one inch tumor still in prostate bed = failed surgery
    All met scans clear
    SRT, 2ADT, IMGT 70.2 Gys @1.8 per, completed 5/18
    Radiation Procitis, and Ulcerative Colitis flaired after 20 years
    PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18, .067 2/19, .078 5/19, .074 7/19, .081 9/19, .116 11/19
    We'll see....what is not known dwarfs what is thought to be fact

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    He may be a victim of the antibiotic crisis.

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    I see Chris Matthews on MSNBC is taking time off for what is described as prostate cancer surgery. https://patch.com/pennsylvania/norri...cancer-surgery
    67 yrs old, Tamsulosin 0.4mg for BPH (Nov/2017)
    DRE: Normal, no lesions, 30 grams, no nodules, smooth (Jan/18 )

    PSA History:
    - Nov/2017 - 2.97, Free 0.688 ng/ml, 23%
    - Feb/2018 - 2.97, Free 0.621, 20.9%
    - May/2018 - 3.15, Free 0.604, 19.2%
    - Dec/2018 - 2.7, Free 0.62, 23%
    - Aug/2019 - 1.8

    4-K 8% (July/18 )
    EPI - ExoDx Prostate IntelliScore - 24
    3T mpMRI September/18 - 2 lesions found (both PIRADS 3), biopsy ordered
    Biopsy Oct 18/18 - 34 grams, 18 cores taken. No Perineural invasion or extraprostatic tumors.
    - Right Anterior -- Gleason 6 (3+3=6), 15% involved.
    - Left Anterior -- Gleason 7 (3+4=7), 59% involved, but Gleason 4 is 10%.
    - Lesion #2 -- Gleason 7 (3+4=7), 88% involved, but Gleason 4 is 5%. Tumor adjacent to skeletal muscle and extremely
    close to adipose tissue.
    - T2a
    Decipher = 0.42, LOW RISK. Going on AS (Dec/18 )
    Switching to Rapaflo 0.8 mg (Dec/18 )
    Rapaflo ineffective, switching to Doxazosin 4mg (Jan/19 )
    REZUM for BPH symptoms (Feb/19 )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljames View Post
    I see Chris Matthews on MSNBC is taking time off for what is described as prostate cancer surgery. https://patch.com/pennsylvania/norri...cancer-surgery
    "A few days" is too quick to be back from radical prostatectomy. I don't think someone can wear a suit with the catheter. Maybe he got brachytherapy.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3, PSA test 7/2019 2.0


    DOB 1956, in Pittsburgh, USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southsider View Post
    "A few days" is too quick to be back from radical prostatectomy. I don't think someone can wear a suit with the catheter. Maybe he got brachytherapy.
    You can wear a suit with a catheter. You use a small leg bag. I did it. My surgery was on a Thursday and I went back to work on Monday. Desk job. I took naps during the day, but made it work. I did not have the luxury of taking weeks off of work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southsider View Post
    "A few days" is too quick to be back from radical prostatectomy. I don't think someone can wear a suit with the catheter. Maybe he got brachytherapy.
    Too bad he wasn't man enough to discuss it on his program....possibly getting help and giving info and hope to others....before the fact.
    72...LUTS for the past 7 years
    TURP 2/16,
    G3+4 discovered
    3T MRI 5/16
    MRI fusion guided biopsy 6/16
    14 cores; four G 3+3, one G3+4,
    CIPRO antibiotic = C. Diff infection 7/16
    Cured with Vanco for 14 days
    Second 3T MRI 1/17
    Worsened bulging of posterior capsule
    Oncotype DX GPS 3/17, LFP risk 63%, Likelihood of Low
    Grade Disease 81%, Likelihood of Organ Confined 80%
    RALP 7/13/17 Dr. Gonzaglo @ Univ of Miami
    G3+4 Confirmed, Organ confined
    pT2 pNO pMn/a Grade Group 2
    PSA 0.32 to .54 over 3 months
    DCFPyl PET & ercMRI Scans - 11/17
    A one inch tumor still in prostate bed = failed surgery
    All met scans clear
    SRT, 2ADT, IMGT 70.2 Gys @1.8 per, completed 5/18
    Radiation Procitis, and Ulcerative Colitis flaired after 20 years
    PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18, .067 2/19, .078 5/19, .074 7/19, .081 9/19, .116 11/19
    We'll see....what is not known dwarfs what is thought to be fact

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyi View Post
    Too bad he wasn't man enough to discuss it on his program....possibly getting help and giving info and hope to others....before the fact.
    He may have been thinking of chickening out and canceling the procedure.

    And in addition, he probably didn't want to take any time away from his using gabbing about Stormy or whatever else people tune into watch him talk about.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3, PSA test 7/2019 2.0


    DOB 1956, in Pittsburgh, USA

 

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