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JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 6/11/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I just received the results from my fifth post surgery PSA test and one year out from surgery it remains at <0.1. I can now go to six-month testing and if it's still undetectable after those two tests I can go to getting tested once a year.
 
All the air that filled my anxiety baloon has now been let out, and won't return until six months from now when its time for my next test. Anyway,  I think I'll celebrate with a nice lunch today, but not before offering up a special prayer of thanks.


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: Five 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.

Post Edited (JCL) : 6/11/2008 9:17:15 AM (GMT-6)


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 6/11/2008 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Wohoo, great news.....Love those zeros and undetectables......Go enjoy a little food splurge now, you earned it.... tongue
James C.
Moderator- Prostate Cancer

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
Post Surgery PSA's:  3 mts-0, 6 mts.-0


StrictlyInc
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 6/11/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! I'm due for a test this month, probably on Friday...
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-18 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007); 5th post-surgery PSA: 0

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on daily Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline. Peyronies has stabilized and significantly reversed.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix #3 batting average: .722 (13 for 18) Bimix #1 batting average (12 for 12) = 1.000
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2) Grand total 30 for 43 = .698

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 6/11/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Good for you JCL!!!

Going on 6 month testing felt like graduation from something for me. Congrats...

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."


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2335
   Posted 6/11/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your excellent test result, JCL!  These achievements are definitely worth celebrating! 
Age 59  PSA quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5) 
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies pos (< 5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 
T2a  Gleason 5 (3+2)  PSA's < 0.1  


norskie
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 6/11/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations JCL that's great news getting another big "0". Enjoy the lunch and hey have a great diner too.

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 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Woohooo!!!! Congrats!!! May you have 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!


Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/11/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Great News, Again. We have been doing great the last couple weeks with the PSA's, my HW friends!

JCL, You just keep on truckin'

000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000's

Enjoy that lunch. You actually get 6 Mos. of good lunches, (so make sure you get a good round of the specialness going)

God Bles you, Buddy!

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:
And at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
Prostate Cancer Forum Moderator


Lungman
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 6/11/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News JCL, love those 0's. Wishing you many more!!!
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


phillysub
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 6/11/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the "ZERO CLUB"!!!
 
The one test in life where you always hope to get a 0!
 
Good job!!!!
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 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi JCL

Great news and hope you have a bunch more. Having my 6 months PSA early next month.

Take care

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 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Those zeros certainly make your spirits soar. Congratulations on the latest zero and long may they continue.
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


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/12/2008 12:56 AM (GMT -6)   

Very Nice JCL!!!  tongue

We just LOVE to see those ZERO's!  'So glad your anxiety balloon is completely deflated!

Definately a time to C E L E B R A T E !!!

Sincerely,


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


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/12/2008 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
YOu the man JCL, seeing great news and reading the responses is inspiring. Way to go with the ZERO's.

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%
 


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1219
   Posted 6/12/2008 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
"All the air that filled my anxiety balloon has now been let out" I think all the guys can relate to that statement!

Such a great result for you - I wish you many, many more!

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

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