1st PSA since hormone therapy commenced

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SeekingBliss
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 6/1/2008 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband's first PSA test 3 months after hormone therapy commenced is 0.00.... YIPPEE!!!!! Overjoyed!  He received his 2nd injection and is feeling a little nauseous from it and woozy so far (just 3 days).  Dr. plans to keep him on HT for 2 years and then give him a break until the PSA climbs again.
 
After going to every appt so far and getting bad news, we were worried!  This was the greatest of news.  I wanted to share it with all of you people so that if one person happens to be in a similar situation as my hubby's story, this will give them hope!
 
Thank you all so much for answering my questions and calming my fears.  We will continue to laugh and love each day.
 
SeekingBliss
 
 
Husband Diagnosed:  September 2007
His Age: 61
       PSA: 20
Tumor: T2(b)
Radical Prostatectomy:  Oct 25, 2007
Gleason Score on pathology:  4 + 3 = 7
4 mo post op - Feb 13/08 PSA:  2.3
Started hormone therapy:  March 2008 - Zoladex (minimal side effects to date)
PSA:  May 2008 0.00 Yippee!
May 2008 - 2nd hormone injection - Zoladex - still minimal side effects.
 
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 6/1/2008 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yipee is right!!Congrats! What great news!! My father has his first post Lupron/post radiation PSA in a couple of months and we are hoping for the same great news!  Enjoy those zeroes!!!!

Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


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Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 6/1/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!! That is just wonderful.
That's the kind of good news we could use more of in this forum.
Hoping for many, many more of those zeros for you.

Magaboo
Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
2 of 8 positive
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Post op staging T3
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA test Mar., 08 =.04 
 
 


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 6/1/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice!!! Here's hoping that PSA stays down...

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.
50 mg Viagra + 1000 mg L-Arginine + .03 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
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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Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 6/1/2008 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Seeking Bliss,
What wonderful news for you & your husband! I'm sure you both breathed a huge sigh of relief.
Thanks for replying to my post...there are quite a few men here on HT. We could have a section called The HT Corner!

All the best to you both,
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


goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 6/2/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing your great news!  We are waiting for my uncle's psa that was taken on Friday. He has only been on hoemones a short time.

Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
Fine Needle Lymph Biopsy (Positive)
Gleason Score
(2) 4 + 3
(1) 3 + 3
(4) 4 + 3
7 of 12 cores positive
Waiting for MRI and another CAT Scan before radiation
Started Casodex and Eligard
 
 


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2335
   Posted 6/2/2008 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
What great news!  Thanks for taking the time to let us know. As the Swedish proverb says, "Sorrow shared is halved, joy shared is doubled."  Take care and be well...Tim

norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 6/2/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news and here's hoping you keep finding many 0's in the months ahead.

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.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/2/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news. Great job on the side effects too.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
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 (May 9 '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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livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/2/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
That is what makes this forum great. We get to share each others tough times and the good times. I to am glad the PSA is 0.0. Please keep us posted. A new and exciting chapter in life is about to be written. Good times are ahead.

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
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 

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