First post-surgery PSA result

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CaPCa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 1/17/2008 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
The lab report is "< 0.008 ng/ml", even though I had not requested the "ultra-sensitive" test. I am so relieved. Even with a good pathology report, I had a lot of anxiety over this. After all, the PSA test had not been the bearer good news in the past for me. Best wishes to everyone!
Age:44
Father diagnosed and cured at age 52.
08/21/07: Diagnosed with T1c cancer
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive; 10% tissue
Gleason score: 3+3=6
PSA level prior to biopsy: 4.3 (velocity < 0.4ng/ml)
10/19/07: da Vinci prostatectomy by Dr. Vipul Patel at OSUMC.
              Difficult surgery due to prostate inflammation.
              Both nerve bundles spared.
              Spongy erections began within 24hrs of surgery!
10/24/07: Catheter out; down to 1 Serenity pad/day next day.
              Final pathology: neg margins, no capsular penetration,
              Gleason 3+3=6, 5% tumor involvement, multi-focal.
11/04/07  First usable erection with Cialis
11/22/07  Thanksgiving - Bye-bye, pads
01/17/08  First post-surgery PSA result: < 0.008 ng/ml
 


biker90
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   Posted 1/17/2008 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news CaPCA, here's wishing you zeros all the way...

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06.  Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 1/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 7/17/08
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


JCL
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Total Posts : 242
   Posted 1/17/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Grand news indeed. I love to read about these 0 PSA test results. God's speed to you and here's to a bunch of big goose eggs in the future.
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007. Age 49
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence: Out of pads at five weeks. Seven months post-op I'm fully continent.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
Post Surgery PSA: Three tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.


Paul1959
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. Can I order a case prognosis just like yours? I'm thrilled to be down to 2-3 pads a day. and sex a month out? that's a great goal.
Where do I place my order?
Congrats. May you have nothing but zeros forever.
47 at Diagnosis.
Father died of Pca 4/07 at 86.
1/06 PSA 3.15
1/07 PSA 4.6      (Biopsy 3/07 just suspicious)
10/07 PSA 5.06   (Biopsy 11/07  1 of 12 with 8% involvment) (1mm)
Da Vinci surgery Jan 5, '08 at Mt. Sinai Hosp. NYC  www.roboticoncology.com
Saved both nerve bundles.
Path Report:  Stage 2cNxMx
-Gleason (3+3)6
-totally contained to prostate,
-10% involvement in L & R Mid lobes
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
keep grabbing those zeros....congrats...

James C. 
 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7 06/05/07
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Path report:  3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6. 
9/24/07   Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07   Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
10/15/07  ED- begin 25mg Viagra nightly, Fully continent
11/15/07  ED-continue 25mg Viagra, no response, begin Vacurect pump-
11/15/07  1st PSA-0.01
12/17/07  ED- 3 mts.-continue Viagra and pump-no change-no response
01/01/08  First use of Caverject 2.5mcg, successful, erections at last
01/14/08  Caverject abandoned due to pain and aching, Bimix ordered


wd40
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   Posted 1/17/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Good news dude.

Randy
12/06/07 DaVinci and LRP


PianoMan
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 1/17/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Way to go, CAPca! We all know how it feels waiting on the PSAs and other test results. Celebrate the moment. I wish you a lifetimetime of PSA zeeeeeeeeros.
Best to ya,
Tom

D.O.B - 8/9/52

PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07


Tim G
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   Posted 1/17/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
The first post-op PSA is an important one.  Three cheers on your good results  \O/ \O/ \O/  Take care and hang in there...Tim

Age 59 PSA 2.6 PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr 
1 of 12 biopsy cores positive Open RP 6/21/06  Gleason 5
Cancer confined to prostate  Post-op PSA's non-detectable


norskie
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   Posted 1/18/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news and may you find a bunch of 0's along the way of your journey.

Norskie
norskie
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07 Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.1 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test 7/5/07 <.1 Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 11-12-07 .2 monitoring
Next Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 1-17-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


M.E. Theophilus
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   Posted 1/18/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Good to hear...My congratulations to you. :-)

I was "daVinci'ed" by Dr. Patel a week after you...Small world, eh?


mvesr
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   Posted 1/18/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news. Zeros are wonderful aren't they? Good luck and hope you have many more.

Mika

bluebird
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   Posted 1/18/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue Yea!! CaPCA & Loved Ones.

 

1st  PSA  !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable

 

Cause for celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!

What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….   

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

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Hey ~ CaPCA,

Great News…. Thank you for staying close and continuing to share the stepping-stones on your path!!! I’m glad to see it added to your signature!!!  We’ll be here for the next one too!! 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 


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April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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