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montee
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 315
   Posted 6/26/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Just got back my 18 month PSA and still <0.04.  After being told by Radiation & Medical Oncologist and Urologist at Dana Farber that I have 5 years because they felt the nodule outside prostate, I feel really blessed and surprised everytime I see the PSA staying the same.  God is Good!
diagnosed sept 2006 @ 54 years old, live in Georgia
 biopsy report gleason 3+4=7, right lobe only
psa 4.7  (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern.  If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)
Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT
RP Emory Atlanta December 2006
Path-negative margins, negative lymph nodes
negative seminal vesicles, multifocal perineural invasion, both lobes involved
40% gland involved
gleason 3+4=7
Fully continent 2 weeks post catheter removal
1st psa April 2007-<0.04
 6 Mos PSA <0.04
9 mos PSA still <0.04
12 mos PSA still <0.04
15 mos PSA <0.04 (3-21-2008) 
18 mos PSA <0.04 (6-25-2008)


smilingoldcoot
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 338
   Posted 6/26/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   

montee

Great news.  I think what your doctors told you only adds to my   conviction that there is very little is 100 percent with the diagnosis of this dang disease.  We just have to keep keepin on and keep smiling.

Regards

Richard yeah tongue yeah


Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5% 
Jan & Feb & Mar all tests clear
MD Anderson = No surgery and No Proton only Hormone and IMRT
Contacted with Loma Linda and UFPTI in FL
Started Treatment at the U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in April 2008
May 2, 2008 LUPRON & Casodex
IMRT to started  5/27/2008 Will get 42 treatments 19 IMRT and then 23 Proton
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASON10.COM
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/26/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! May you have an endless amount of 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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JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 6/26/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   

That's just wonderful, montee. Congratulations! 

Your story is very intriguing. Your doctors gave you 5 years since they felt the nodule was outside the prostate? Wow, and you end up having a pretty good pathology report, and now 18 months later your PSA is <0.4  Guess it just proves that a diagnosis is not always right.



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.


Tony Crispino
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Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 6/26/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news montee....
You keep up those zeros.....And enjoy the luck!

Tony
Age 46 (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!
 
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James C.
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   Posted 6/26/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats really great news, montee.  Hoping for decades more

James C.
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum

Age 61
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


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 6/26/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Montee

Great news. It is really important to get a second opinion.

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
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 6/26/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go my friend. Do not buy into prognosis, I truly believe with good diet and good exercise, positive mental attitude that we can stare down this demon. I am proud of you and may you have many years of 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%
 


montee
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 315
   Posted 6/26/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all, I thought about not posting the results at all as I know this may sound stupid, but I feel guilty because I am doing better than expected while other here are not.  I am always inspired by their attitude toward their circumstance and you know who they are as we have read.  I just wish Drs. would treat us as an individual case rather than looking at numbers and statistics.  Thanks again.

diagnosed sept 2006 @ 54 years old, live in Georgia
 biopsy report gleason 3+4=7, right lobe only
psa 4.7  (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern.  If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)
Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT
RP Emory Atlanta December 2006
Path-negative margins, negative lymph nodes
negative seminal vesicles, multifocal perineural invasion, both lobes involved
40% gland involved
gleason 3+4=7
Fully continent 2 weeks post catheter removal
1st psa April 2007-<0.04
 6 Mos PSA <0.04
9 mos PSA still <0.04
12 mos PSA still <0.04
15 mos PSA <0.04 (3-21-2008) 
18 mos PSA <0.04 (6-25-2008)


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/26/2008 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey montree,

Congratulations and a big WoooooHooooo from Idahotongue

Wishing you a lifetime of zeros!

I do know what you mean about feeling guilty.  However, I bet the others who are fighting the good fight on this forum would want all of us to celebrate every personal success.

Celebrate and enjoy!
 
Best 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

4th PSA  06/17/2008  <0.04

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


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 6/27/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Montree

Great news on the latest PSA test and keep the big "0's" coming and proving that there are many many years left in the tank. Continued sucess my friend!

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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