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mgl
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 1/31/2008 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Went to the Dr on the 29th  for my first psa test after radiation.
my number is down from 0.28 before radiation to 0.1 ,  3 months after radiation
Dr said it is going the right direction, I go back in 3 months
50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT3a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19
37 treatments IMRT ended 10/26/07


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 1/31/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
mgl

Great news and keep the downward trend going on future PSA tests.

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 4+3=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 & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3-Next action awaits me.
Next PSA Scheduled and meeting with Radiologist set for 3-27-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


biker90
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Total Posts : 1463
   Posted 1/31/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news MGL. Down is a good trend for PSA...

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."
 


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 1/31/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
mgl,

What a relief for you! I'm sure this gives you great hope, as it should.

All the best,
Susan
Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 PSA: 7.96 No Symptoms
2/09/06: LRP - Post Pathology - Gleason 4+3 Stage T2b NO MX
3 mo. PSA: 11.8 Stage T3a
6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Stage IV Systemic w/ distant lymph node involvement
Start HT - Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1
11/27/07: PSA 0.1


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 1/31/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi mgl,

Excellent news!  May you continue to have great success!

We continue to cheer for "your team" tongue

Kind regards,

Barry


"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  9/11/2007   <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 2/3/2008 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue   Partial quote from above posting!!!!!!
my number is down from 0.28 before radiation to 0.1 ,  3 months after radiation

 

cool  Yea!! MGL,

 

~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!!

 

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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

*     *     *     *     *     *

The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for continuing to share!

It is very important to “all ”of us!  This is a way of positive feedback…

A way of showing others Hope… and a way of Sharing.

 

J    Caring is Sharing ~  Thank You for Sharing  J

 

Great News!!!

Keep us close… as we continue to keep you close…  It’s important!!

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

 

 

Helping to keep your journey together..... yeah

Other Topic/Threads Started by:  mgl

(direct link ~ just click on the title!  Reminder to click on the REFRESH icon once thread opens)

 

01-31-08   Psa down

10-04-07   radiation

08-14-07   hormone treatments

08-08-07   extraprostatic extension

08-07-07   radiation pros/cons

08-06-07   psa

08-06-07   post surgery psa (corrected PSA 0.28)

04-27-07   return to work

04-24-07   some penis pain after catheter

04-21-07   catheter out

04-18-07   catheter

04-17-07   perineal pain after surgery

04-17-07   pain with catheter

03-11-07   robotic at mayo in rochester

02-14-07   lymph nodes

02-13-07   biopsy/surgery

02-09-07   da vinci in mayo clinic (rochester)

02-09-07   radiation, robotic or open surgery

02-07-07   50 with prostate ca


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

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 :)


jetguy
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 741
   Posted 2/4/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent results, mgl. Congratulations and hope for many more.

Regards,

Bill
August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.

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