6 month post RALP undetectable

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Kcheves
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Date Joined Apr 2017
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   Posted 10/6/2017 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Just had my 6 month PSA test and it was undetectable. I’m not using the ultra sensitive test, so it’s just <0.1, but that’s fine by me.

Today is the 6 month anniversary of my surgery, and if you had told me back in April that I would be where I am today both physically and mentally, I wouldn’t have believed you.

I read all the newly diagnosed posts and my heart goes out to these people. But it’s remarkable how quickly you can go from being afraid, to having a plan, to recovery, to Being yourself again. Hang in there everyone, it does get better!

Thanks to everyone here for their advice and support.

Kit
Age 54 at dx
Biopsy: 1/5/2017. 2/12 cores positive, PNI+
Gleason score: 3+ 4 = 7 on 2 cores
RALP: 4/6/2107, partial nerve sparing. Dr. Marc Chuang, Kaiser San Diego
Dad diagnosed w/ PCa @ age 70, also treated by RALP.

PSA:
8.0 (10/2016)
6.3 (12/9/2016)
<0.1 (5/2017)
<0.1 (10/2016)

tennisplayer
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Date Joined Nov 2016
Total Posts : 291
   Posted 10/6/2017 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news Kit. Congratulations.

I haven't used the ultra sensitive test either. I guess it has its uses, but I'm happy with my results. I also use the same lab for the test.
Age at diagnosis-66 Diagnosed 6/16
RALP 10/16 at U of Chicago, Dr. Shalhav. Experienced internal bleeding post op requiring transfusion of 2 units.
Pathology Gleason 3+4=7, tumor volume 15% Margins negative except for one focal margin, .1mm
pT2c,N0,MX,R1
PSA @ 6 wks <0.02;16 wks <0.02; 5/17 <0.02; 10/17 <0.02
My storywww.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3777359

j. hall
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Total Posts : 38
   Posted 10/6/2017 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news Kcheves. Glad everything worked out for you. Jack

Herophilus
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Total Posts : 633
   Posted 10/6/2017 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
kit, Great words you shared!. Good luck going forward.
Hero
Father died from complication of metastatic prostate cancer
I was Diagnosed at age 52
10 of 12  cores positive with 4/3 G7, Post-Op Status = T2NoMoG7-(StageII)
Robotic Surgery, Wash-U/Barnes, St.Louis, Mo. Adam Kibel M.D. who is now Chief at Brighams

InTheShop
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   Posted 10/6/2017 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news!

Here's to many more just like it.

Andrew
I'll be in the shop.
Age 57, 52 at DX
PSA:
4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13, .6 11/13,
.7 5/14, .5 10/14, .5 4/15, .3 10/15, .3 4/16, .4 10/16, .4 5/17
G 3+4
Stage T1C
2 out of 14 cores positive
Treatment IGRT - 2/2012
My latest blog post

Philmire
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Date Joined Oct 2017
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   Posted 10/6/2017 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
How is your bladder control?

Kcheves
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Date Joined Apr 2017
Total Posts : 29
   Posted 10/6/2017 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the kind words everyone.

Philmire said...
How is your bladder control?


99% continent, almost from the day they removed the Foley. The most surprising part of my recovery, and I realize how fortunate I am.
Age 54 at dx
Biopsy: 1/5/2017. 2/12 cores positive, PNI+
Gleason score: 3+ 4 = 7 on 2 cores
RALP: 4/6/2107, partial nerve sparing. Dr. Marc Chuang, Kaiser San Diego
Dad diagnosed w/ PCa @ age 70, also treated by RALP.

PSA:
8.0 (10/2016)
6.3 (12/9/2016)
<0.1 (5/2017)
<0.1 (10/2016)

Post Edited (Kcheves) : 10/6/2017 1:24:04 PM (GMT-6)


Bobby Mac
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   Posted 10/6/2017 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Everything looks great!

Bobby Mac
Age: 69 at PC dx, PSA 6.7 Biopsy: 2/16 13 of 14 Positive, - RALP 4/16 Path:EPE, 2 + margins, Gleason 4+3=7, 50% of gland, Stage pT3a N1, nodes 2/10,+, 68 Ga PSMA 8/16 left node +, bed +, Lupron 8/16 - 6/17, Firmagon 7/17, uPSA 6/16, 2.41, SRT completed 12/16, PSA 6/2016, 2.6, 7/16, 2.2, 8/16 .6, <0.1. since 10/16, 1/17 T=43 5/17 T=34, 6/17 T=25, 7/17 T=25, 9/17 T=48

John_TX
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Date Joined Jan 2015
Total Posts : 828
   Posted 10/6/2017 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Super results!
DX - 1-13-2015 (age 66) -- PSA 4.02 (9-16-2014) to 4.38 (12-5-2014)
RALP on March 2, 2015
G6 to G7(3+4) to G7(4+3)
Stage pT3aN1
06/2017 PSA < 0.1
7/31/2015 HT - six month's injection of Lupron
ART 11/2015, 33 sessions

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2208
   Posted 10/6/2017 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice! All the best to you for continued undetectable PSA's.
Age 68 Diagnosed G6, age 57
Prostatectomy (open)
PSA <0.03 for 11 years
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