PSA 4 weeks after surgery

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rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 6/6/2008 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
there have been lots of discussion when you should have a psa test after surgery.  my doctor ordered one 4 weeks after surgery.  i had it today and it came out at .04.  i am happy with the results.  needless to say, i had a huge sigh of relief.  thanks to all of you for answering my questions over the past month and helping me get this far.  since i was upgraded to gleason 8 i was somewhat worried.  also, not sure if the doctor is going to recommend bone scan or any other follow-up other than monitoring the psa.  
 
Age 48
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
surgery may 9, 2008 - houston, tx
pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
waiting on first psa post surgery
continence ok during day - 1 pad
night time different story
kegel's twice a day 20 reps


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/6/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!!!  We will keep you in our thoughts for a lifetime of undetectables!!!

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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creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 6/6/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
This is great news once again! Rob, so glad to hear of your result, and you must be massively relieved! Hopefully a complete road to healing now for you. You are right about the questions and information side of HW - we felt more prepared and informed by asking and reading here first, then comparing answers from various professionals we sought opinions from - so keep asking, and all the best for your recovery. Great news.
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 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   
Fortunate to have three (3) "undetectable" PSAs since surgery 1 yr ago.  June 2007: PSA 0.01; Oct 2007:PSA 0.02; April 2008:PSA 0.02.
 


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 6/6/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you and great news Rob..it is always a worrying time leading up to PSAs and continues to be so for me at the time of each test. Mind you the feeling of resultant zeros are better than sex.
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


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/6/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
way to go Rob now you can start writing that next chapter in life. As bad as cancer is, it can also help you appreciate how great life can be.

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%
 


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 6/6/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Rob

Great new and here's hoping you see nothing but 0's forever.

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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