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mvesr
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   Posted 7/7/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys
 
I am sitting in a motel across from Duke Medical center reading posts on the laptop.  Tomorrow I get my one year check up and PSA.  I know it will be another ZERO.  Please keep me on your thoughts.  I'll let you know how it goes.
 
 
 
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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   Posted 7/7/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Much zero mojo coming at you. May they continue long into your future.
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


Dirtmover
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 158
   Posted 7/7/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
ill pray for ya my brother  and your right it will be  another fat zero   gooooooood luck .........................dirt

Diagnosed November 2007   (43 years old )
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 "First show of the day"
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night


jetguy
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   Posted 7/7/2008 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Zip, Zero, Zilch, None, Nothing, Not there, Non detectible, Nope, Nada, Never happen, Never there, Not happenin', Fuggedaboutit, (Word that starts with F) it, Rain on it, Screw it, The heck with it, Goodbye, what?  If it isn't there, I can't even say bye, bye. 

Nice pics of the kid, Mika.  I'll return the favor.

Bill


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
Four month post treatment PSA is 1.9.
Seven month PSA is 0.8.


livinadream
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   Posted 7/7/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
You go my friend and when you get that zero I am going to turn a back flip for you. It is those exciting moments that we live for here at HW. Please let us know. I get my test July 24th, and I to hope for a zero.

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%
 


Tim G
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   Posted 7/7/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm confident that you'll have a clean check-up and a non-detectable PSA, Mika.  Take care and let us know how it went...Tim

myman
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   Posted 7/7/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Mika,

You WILL be undetectable!
That's a great picture...you with laptop fired up and sending zero vibes across the street to Duke! ;-)

All the best and we'll be looking for your update,
Susan

Piano
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   Posted 7/7/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
livinadream said...
You go my friend and when you get that zero I am going to turn a back flip for you. ....
I hope you will post a photo :-)
-- From one who has never done a back flip in his entire life.

Age 63. Other than cancer, in good health; BMI 20
Pre-op: No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores
7 March 2008, RRP, non nerve sparing
Two nights in hospital; catheter and staples out after 7 days
Continent, no pads needed from the get-go
Post Op: Stage pT2 M- N-; clear margins and lymph nodes; Gleason 4+4=8; prostate weight: 37gm
6-week PSA: 0 


JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 7/8/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Amazing how fast a year can go by, Mika. I passed my one-year anniversary six-weeks ago. Welcome to the club. May you have 0 PSAs  for the rest of your life.

Jack


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.


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 7/8/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you nothing but zeroes today!!!
[color=#000fe0>DX]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
July 3, 08 PSA .02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 7/8/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mika,
Have a great day, and I'm certain your results will be desirable. I'm kinda with Piano, however. Dale doing backflips? Wow. Anyway, in your case I never seen a retired cop do a backflip. Er, never seen a non-retired cop do a backflip. But it's a worthy occasion. (Notice I refrain from such a bold statement?)

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:
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


beachbum50
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 7/8/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Mika, I'm thinking positive vibs that you will continue with the big fat ZERO, I can feel it in my bones!

 

Beachbum yeah


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.


Gordy
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 7/8/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Positive thoughts atcha, Mika.

-Les
1/2005 Dx PSA 26.5 Gleason 7 (4+3) @Age 61
1/2005 Start Casodex and Zoladex
PSA drops to <0.01
7/2005-8/2005 5 weeks of IMRT and then HDR brachy
1/2007 Rad Oncologist orders CT scan of pelvis
because of complaints of pain in both thighs
MRI confirms pain not caused by cancer BUT
1/2007 CT scan of pelvis picks up a nodule at bottom of left lung
5/2007 CT scan of lungs shows 1/2007 nodule has grown and
there are numerous nodules on both lungs.
6/2007 Thoracic surgeon removes wedge of left lung for biopsy
6/2007 Path report says 95% chance of metastatic PCa, but she's
never seen cells like this before.
8/2007 2nd opinion at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
They confirm: mutated PCa, very rare, but seen there 2 or
3 times. Recommendation: have CT scans every 6 weeks
and watch for change. At that point start chemo and will
survive for 22 - 24 months thereafter.
PSA still undetectable, but get Lupron shot to bring T down from 27
2/2008 Trip to Houston – PSA now 0.5 and nodules larger. Lupron shot.
6/2008 Trip to Houston - Finally got results from doc. A number of lung nodules have grown, but, more important to him, is the fact that the malignant lesion on my pelvis seems to have flared up and he wants me to start chemo. He said I could wait a few months, but I told him I want to start now. He to get me signed up for a clinical trial in nearby NY.


VaFan
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 7/8/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Much ZEROS tomorrow!!!!

Age 51 Kent Cindy 49
January 08 PSA 5.2 round of antibiotics went to 4.3
February 08 another round of antibiotics went to 4.2
March 17,08 had biopsy, 2 days later told cancer was on
one entire side of prostate.
Gleason 3+3
Doctor thinks its best to get the whole prostate with Perineal  Prostatectomy.
Surgery scheduled for this Thursday April 10th. Only took 1 1/2 hours. In recovery 1 hour.  Both nerves were spared.
Home 4-11. Cath out 4-22. Incision looks completly healed on the outside by 4-25.  Incontinence "a thing of the past" as of 5-28
lst PSA 0.04 June 3. YAY!!!
viagra up to 100 a day and feeling some change. Keep our fingers crossed.

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