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CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 3/21/2008 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Greetings, everyone.  We had our initial follow-up visit with my surgeon yesterday.  At 6 weeks post surgery my PSA is zero!  We are grateful to the Lord and for all the good support that each of you have given us over these last several weeks.  As most of you know, I will have to have a PSA every 3 months for 2 years, then every 6 months for 2 years and then annually.  Given the pathology and now the zero at 6 weeks we feel very positive about the long term prognosis.  I look forward to continuing to interact in cyberspace with each of you - this is a great tool for those of us with pc.  Thanks to each of you for your continued support. David
Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 3/21/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi CPA.  I just love the smell of a zero in the morning.  It is truly wonderful.  May you have many more.

 

Mika


age at dx 54 now 55
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
wear one for insurance now
ED still a problem
last PSA undetectable
 


Pux
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 23
   Posted 3/21/2008 5:55 AM (GMT -7)   

Great news.

I hope all your test come out the same amd I am sure they will.

 You were lucky, in that you only had to wait 6 weeks. My numbers were almost identical to yours. I had my operation Nov 13/07 and got results Mar 3/08, almost 15 weeks of waiting but the results were very good. .04 It is such a relief to hear those numbers.

Phil


Age 62 Born Dec 30/45
Diagnosed with regular check up PSA 4.7
Biopsy Sept 2007  7 of 12 positive
Surgery- Da Vinci Nov 13- London Ontario- Canada
PSA MAR 3 .03 UNDETECTABLE
 


Lungman
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 3/21/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Excellent!! No number better than ZERO!!!
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement, more notable over last month
with Viagra 100 mg.


lawink
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 621
   Posted 3/21/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATS!!!!! Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOOOOOO's !

;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
 
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb, May, Oct2007.  ONE YEAR!!!! WHOOO HOOOO! 

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


beachbum50
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 3/21/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  I guess we all want to say, My HERO, ZERO! I know what a relief if is to here that first o, and we wish you decades of more zeros!
 
 
Beachbum
Beachbum
 
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 16 of 16 samples positive
T2C
3+3=6
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Venci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 65% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins
Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
The Lord has truly Blessed me.


norskie
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Total Posts : 376
   Posted 3/21/2008 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
CPA

Great news and my you have continued success in the future for great PSA results, that's the main goal in the end.

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.


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 3/21/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Ah...those wonderful, lovely zeros! Have a blessed Easter! cool

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
PSA - Undetectable since 6/07/07


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1463
   Posted 3/21/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats CPA, you are one your way to full recovery. We all love to hear success stories...

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."
 


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 3/21/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
David,

This is great news and a wonderful result. Wishing you many more zeros in your happy, healthy future. Kind regards, Lana & CJ
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. Next PSA March 08.


JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 3/21/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, and congratulations! This has been a great week around here for 0 PSAs.

Jack
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
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

<FONT color=#0>Out of pads at five weeks. Ten months post-op I'm fully continent.
Post Surgery PSA: Four tests, all <0.1
<FONT color=red>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.


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 3/21/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  David
    We are so very, very happy for you and your family!
 

War-eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 3/22/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   

CPA (David),

What great news. You are on the other side. Stay with us and keep offering your love and support. This a lifetime battle. Your success helps us all. ZERO'S are great.

War Eagle, baby.

Walt


Age: 54
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Casodex 4/2007
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12 
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 3/23/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Nice job, David,

'Love to hear about those goose eggs! tongue

You're doing very well.  Keep those zero's coming!

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

Post Edited (IdahoSurvivor) : 3/24/2008 10:52:53 AM (GMT-6)


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2249
   Posted 3/23/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing this great news, David! It's an anxious time before your first PSA and a big milestone--especially the zero!

Take care and be well...Tim
Age 59  PSA velocity quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.6) 
1 of 12 biopsies positive (5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
Cancer confined to one small area Gleason 5 
PSA's undetectable
 


KrisP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 3/24/2008 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
CPA
Way to go my friend! Good luck with lots of ZERO's in the years ahead.
Diagnosed 3/2008 at Age 54; with Prostate Cancer with PSA of 1.9
Biopsy done 3/2008; with Gleason 6
Pathology report - Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe (T2b)
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Urologist recommended no bone scan or other test is needed at this time.
In process of evaluating all options.

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