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dutchy
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 4/5/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
9 Month's PSA: <0.003!!!!!!!!
 
The doctors are quite amazed how well my husband responds to the double ADT. Unfortunately, the daily Casodex is affecting my husband's diabetes to the extend that he now has to start injecting insulin before every meal. Since the Casaodex works too well to discontinue it's one of the trade offs he has to live with. Dutchie.
Dutchy's husband:
 7/6: PSA 1,946, multiple bone metastases in thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, bilateral ribs and proximal left tibia, 2 weeks Casodex (50 mg)
25/6: PSA 407, Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV)
20/8: PSA 3,7
24/9: Started 50 mg Casodex daily
29/9: PSA 0.7
30/9: Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV)
14/10: PSA 0.17
18/13: PSA 0.003, Lupron injection (22.5 mg), Testosteron 0.6
 
 
           


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/5/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dutchy,
What a very great post. A fantastic story with a great ray of Hope. Thank you so much for staying with us. There are many here, including myself, that feel very touched by this good news. God Bless you and your husband.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
Visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
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Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2335
   Posted 4/5/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing this wonderful progress report with us, Dutchy!  Your husband is doing great with his therapy!
 
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
 


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 4/5/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news Dutchy!!

The courage you and Dutch show is remarkable...

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."
 
 


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 4/5/2008 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
This is very good news. You are among so many strong, loving and caring wifes on this site it is amazing.

God Bless,

Frank
Frank S.
diagnosed 01-08-08 53 years old 
DRE normal
High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative
2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA   6
Bone and Ct scans negative
Staged at T1C
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago
5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours
Catheter out in 7 days  expected leakage
Erectile funtion back on line 9 days
 
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on bottom of prostate distal, 1 positve margin distal at urethra, going to meet with oncologist to discuss treatment options if any at this time.
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 4/5/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   

that is awesome. Goes to show where there is hope there is life. never give up the fight. Together we can all make a difference. thanks for sharing.

 


My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids

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