Second post-surgery PSA result

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CaPCa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 4/24/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Fortunately, as with the 3-month test, the 6-month test came back again as "< 0.008 ng/ml" - undetectable. I had less anxiety than while waiting for the first test results, but it still feels a bit like living life in 3-month chunks.
 
Continence is perfect. If someone were to erase my memory of the robotic surgery, I would never think twice about urinary function as it is exactly the same as before surgery. I thank God for this, nearly every day.
 
I am still working on the minor ED issues, but at least with Cialis I have been able to make love to my wife since surgery. I am still hoping for better stamina of the erection without continuous stimulation. Also, I experience a change in firmness in two phases. During the first phase of sex, the erection is good enough, but maybe only 90-95% of rock-hard. Then at some point, the arousal seems to "shift gears", and I get the full erection.
 
CaPCa
Age:45 (44 when diagnosed)
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
              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
03/17/08  Erection quality mostly back to pre-surgery levels with Cialis;
              have not tried without meds yet.
04/23/08  Second post-surgery PSA result: < 0.008 ng/ml
 


KrisP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 4/24/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go CaPCA!
Looks like you are on your way to a full recovery. God bless and continue with your journey. Best of luck
 
KrisP
Biopsy done 3/2008
Pathology report: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral (4 of 12)
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.
Waiting for patholigist report for margin


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 4/24/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
CaPCA - great results on your test - wonderful! Sounds like your recovery has been exactly what it should be. It's a tough hand to be dealt but you are doing well.
It edifies everyone here to learn of someone who has such good news.
May you have zero's forever,
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

Link to journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=826731


mvesr
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Total Posts : 823
   Posted 4/24/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
CaPCA.

Great news about the PSA. A zero is a wonderful thing. Good luck in the future and take care.

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
 


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 4/24/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Great great news CaPCA. I am so happy to here you keep making those zero's.

All the best,

 

Frank


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
clinicalg 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  normaly 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, 1 positve margin  going to meet with oncologist to discuss treatment options if any at this time.
 


bluebird
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   Posted 4/24/2008 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Yea!! CaPCA & Loved Ones,

 

6th Month 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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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.

 

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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

4th PSA 2-13-2008 (23 months) Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 4/25/2008 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news, its good to be a zero

CaPCa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 118
   Posted 4/25/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks so much for the kind words!

-CaPCa


Age:45 (44 when diagnosed)
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
              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
03/17/08  Erection quality mostly back to pre-surgery levels with Cialis;
              have not tried without meds yet.
04/23/08  Second post-surgery PSA result: < 0.008 ng/ml
 


War-eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 4/25/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   

Way to go. Life on the other side. Go live your life to the fullest.

 

Peace, love, and a "Big" War Eagle,

Walt


Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
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
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo 
PSA 10.86 4/24/2008 round three chemo
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 4/25/2008 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news on your latest PSA test, may this just be the beginning of of lifetime of 0's.

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 Surgery 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
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .4 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.

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