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Lungman
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   Posted 6/10/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got my 9 month PSA back and am thrilled, it is 0.01. Time to take another deep breath and relax for now. I didn't have the same apprehension with this one as I seemed to have on the 3 and 6 month tests. One thing for sure, I certainly have attained a new appreciation for each day and for sharing my story with others. I now find that sharing is the key for everyone because I need to tell my journey and hopefully I can help someone overcome their fears, the same ones we all had. Thanks for all of your support and stories.

Randy
46 you when diagnosed, now 47
Pre-Op PSA 9.9
1 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3
DaVinci on 9/5/2007
Post-Op Gleason 3+6, Negative Nodes and Margins
Less than 1% of prostate involved with CA
3 Month PSA 0.01, 6 Month PSA 0.01
Incontinence resolved 9/15/2007, one day after cath removal
ED showing significant improvement.
Cialis 5 mg every night.
Success with BiMix


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/10/2008 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   

wahoo, great news Randy, congrats......

James C.

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Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/10/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Zeeeeerrrrrrrrrroooooooooooosssssssssss!!!!

Great news. We all Hope for them, and certainly relish them.

0000000000000000000000000000000000!!!!


Good Stuff, Randy!

Stay well, and stay close...

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:
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1132
   Posted 6/10/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   

 

great news.  i know there is anxiety before each one. 


 
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


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2335
   Posted 6/10/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Terrific news, Randy! It's good to know that you are here for others who need the support and been-there-done-that guidance.
It helps us to help others, as we have been helped. As the Swedish proverb has it, "Joy shared is doubled and sorrow shared is halved"

IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/10/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   

Nice job, Randy!!!

Keep those Goose Eggs coming!!!  tongue

Kind regards,


Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho") - Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator

 

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

1st PSA  09/11/2007  <0.04 (undetectable)

2nd PSA 12/10/2007  <0.04

3rd PSA  03/17/2008  <0.04

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


beachbum50
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 6/10/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  RANDY, A big awright! Keep on posting the big O's and the great attitude! It's been just a year this month that I joined our little club, and I go back in August for my nine month PSA. We are leaving for two weeks at Hatteras, NC beach on Friday, and looking forward to relaxing and putting the past year behind as much as possible!
 
Beachbum
Beachbum
 
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
T2C
3+3=6
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Venci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 70% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
The Lord has truly Blessed me.


anniea
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 6/10/2008 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Lungman,

GREAT news!!!!! I know the feeling of waiting I hate it. Rick has a PSA coming up in 10 days and I am already wondering if it has gone up anymore.  I hope you have many more zero's to come.

Best Wishes

Diana


Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3
04/28/08 PSA 0.6


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 6/10/2008 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Randy,
Congratulations on your great PSA test result!
I'm going to my doctors office tomorrow to get my 6th 3-monthly PSA result. Sure hope it's similar to yours.
Keep up with those zeros.

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 6/11/2008 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Randy,

Congrats on the big ZERO!!!

Your remarks about sharing your journey are very true. We gain strength and hope from each other and to keep the best things in life, we have to give them away...

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."


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 6/11/2008 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news to hear yeah Wishing you happy and healthy days.
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.
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/11/2008 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
that is great news Randy, Anticipation and anxiety of waiting for those results can be tough, but hey the exhilaration when they are ZERO's. Lets pray for many many years of this.

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%
 


JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 6/11/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Randy! Grand news indeed. I'm currently going through the anxiety thing waiting on my fifth and one year post surgery PSA test. We never receive the results quick enough do we.
Biopsy: Diagnosed March 25, 2007. PSA 3.0. Gleason 6. Five of twelve samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
Surgery: May 21, 2007, Florida Hospital, Orlando,FL
Post-op Pathology: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes. T2c
Continence/Erections Out of pads at five weeks. Fully continent and can achieve erections.
Post Surgery PSA: Four tests, all <0.1
Family history: Great-great grandfather died from PC. My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had an undetectable PSA ever since. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 6/11/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Randy

Great news on the great big "0" here's hoping you have a lifetime of them.

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.


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/11/2008 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I will never get tired of seeing those 0000000's!! Congratulations!!!!
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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phillysub
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 6/11/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   

GREAT!   Another ZERO on a test!

Keep em coming!!!!!!!!!

 

 

yeah  


Phillysub.

Age: 51
Last PSA before diagnosis: 2.9
Diagnosed: Oct 2007
Gleason: 3+3=6
RALP surgery: Jan 23, 2008 (Dr Costas Lallas @ Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia)
1st Post-op appt: Feb 1, 2008 (negative margins, cancer contained within the capsule)
1st PSA post-op: May 23, 2008 - <0.1 undetectable


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 6/11/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi lungman. Great news and hope you have many more.

Mika
age at dx 54 now 56
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
 


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 6/11/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on the great result. Got to be the only time we ever hope for zeros on a test. yeah
Bill
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


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 6/12/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Lungman - Congrats on your undetectable...I wish you any many more! When you young fellers tell your stories, it's got to make an impression. Men need to understand this is NOT just an "old man's disease" and getting an exam could save their lives. I'm glad you're sharing that with others.

All the best,
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


Roger G
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 150
   Posted 6/12/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Randy,

Congrats. I'm less than a month from the same 9 month mark and am really trying not to let the anxiety get the better of me.

I'm looking forward to talking about this 40 years from now.

Roger
Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
              Both nerve bundles spared
              Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate
              T2c, Gleason is 3+3=6
              Went home with JP drain
10/2007: Made return trip to hospital.  All urine was comming out JP drain.
10/2007: Catheter removed. Next to no leakage
11/2007: 1st PSA <.003 :)
              ED: Started Viagra, no response yet.
12/2007: Had confidence to go padless!!!!!
12/2007: ED:  Stopped Viagra as it's causing hemroid problems.
01/2008: 2nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.
04/2008: 3nd PSA <.003 :)
              ED: next to no response.  Changed the Viagra prescription.
 


dutchy
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 6/13/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to go! Dutchy
Dutchy's husband
Diagnosis: 7/6: PSA 1,946, multiple bone metastases in thoracic, lumbar spine, pelvis, bilateral ribs and proximal left tibia, 2 weeks Casodex (50 mg)

Treatment: 3 monthly Lupron injection (22.5 mg) + Zometa (4 mg IV). Added daily Casodex (50 mg) in September 2007.

25/06: PSA 407
20/08: PSA 3,7
29/09: PSA 0.7
14/10: PSA 0.17
18/12: PSA < 0.003
15/03: PSA <0.003
15/05: PSA <0.003

May 2008: diagnosed with advanced colon cancer

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