First PSA Results

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Jim-N1BRP
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   Posted 5/21/2008 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my first post radiation PSA at 50 days post treatment, the result is right were it should be down to 1.18 from 2.51, that’s a 53% drop. yeah yeah yeah

Jim, 54,~Jim-N1BRP. My Journey
Diagnosed: 12Nov. '07, Age 54

Treatment Started : 31 Jan 08

Completed 31 Mar 08

42 treatments 1.8 Gy M-F for a total of 75.6 Gy.

Prostate Biopsy: 18Sept '06, - 10 sample all negative, Prostate size 36.3 cc

Prostate Biopsy : 12Nov '07, Biopsy - 14 sample 2 positive, one Gleason 6 at 5 %,
other Gleason 6 at 15%- Stage T1C -Prostate size 40.2 cc

Bone Scan: 12Dec '07, - Hot Spot on Brain
Family history: Father and two uncles  die from PCa

Other: GERD, 30% Carotid artery blockage, Kidney Cyst, Asthma

Meds, Hytrin, BusPIRone, Trazodone, Tramadol HCl, Omeprazole, Plavix, Albuterol, Multi Vitamin  Mens

PSA's                   fPSA

1.2    Oct  05

3.61  Jul    06    

2.6    Sept 06          19%  

2.6    Apr 07             3% Oh NO

 


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 5/21/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Jim, well done. may it drop even further yeah
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcinoma-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Biopsy Pathologist's comment:
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4) Stage T2c
Neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP Aug 10th 2007
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA Oct 07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA Jan 08 <0.1 undetectable
PSA April 08 <0.1 undetectable


bluebird
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   Posted 5/22/2008 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   

tongue    Yea!! Jim and Loved Ones,

~~~>>>  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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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

 

Thank you for Keeping “all of us” close… as we continue to keep you close…  It’s important!!

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


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

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


Jim-N1BRP
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Total Posts : 165
   Posted 5/22/2008 3:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Lady Bluebird & Bill,

Thank you both for the encouragement to keep going forward

Jim

 


myman
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   Posted 5/22/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Jim - such a relief for your heart & head, yes? Way to go - continued drops to you!

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


James C.
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   Posted 5/22/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Well done!. That's great, Jim. Low and zero is the way to go.....
James C.

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Age 60

4/19/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7

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 (open) 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 50mg Viagra and Vacurect pump nightly, Fully continent

1/14/08 Caverject started/stopped, aching. 2/24/08 .5ml Bimix started-success

5/7/08 ED- Viagra, pump, no response- Trimix .075ml continues

<FONT color=#ff0000> Post-surgery PSA's: 3 mt:0, 6 mt:0,


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 5/22/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim

Great job and may that number continue it's drop until you reach the big "0".

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.


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 5/22/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
that is awesome Jim, waiting for those PCA results make for some anxious moments. May God continue to bless you and the PSA keep dropping.

peace and love
dale
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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