Results of first PSA after surgery

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nemo57
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Went to see my doctor and for my 2 month check up and my first PSA test after Aug. 11th surgery. The results were great <0.1 Wow what a relief. The doctor was pleased as were my wife and I. I called my 3 childern to tell them the good news. I still have some incontinence issues.I use 1 pad a day, I Leak when I forget to kegel when I am lifting or working. Its been getting better. Ed has not been an issue I am still taking 25mg of viagra at night as per doctor orders. My next appointment is 1 year from now. I am thankful to all who wrote to me and helped me during the past 3 months. Your support , prayers and kind words helped my wife and I greatly. This site and the people are #1. I will continue to view and  keep in touch with all.  Best wishes and prayers to all.
 
Jeff
New Jersey
Age 51
Psa 0.9
Biospy 1 core positive
Gleason 3+3-6
Surgery date Aug.11, 2008 at Monmouth Medicial Center
Robotic Surgery By Dr. Lanteri And Dr. Esposito
Both nerve bundles saved. Margins clear.
Gleason score stayed at 3+3-6. Cancer contained to prostate.
1-2 pads a day. No problems at night.
ED 25mg viagra at night. Usable erections 1 day after catheter was removed.


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
GREAT. Another ZERO Club member.
Age 53   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
10/03/08 - 1st Quarter PSA -> less then .01
 

Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

Las Colinas and Plano Offices

 


SHU93
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Great News!!!! Surprised at the next visit not until next year. Thought it was standard practice to go back every 3 to 6 months for first 1-2 years.


LIVESTRONG!
Age Dx 37, 7/2008
First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008
Biopsy : 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008
Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008
PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
First PostOp PSA 9/2008: <0.01
2nd PSA 12/2008: Praying for <0.01
 


beachbum50
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Nemo, Welcome to the ZERO club, and life on the other side! Here's to a lifetime of ZERO'S for you!
Beachbum tongue
Beachbum
 
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
T2C
3+3=6
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Vinci 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
Fourth PSA 8/21/08, nine months post op, UNDETECTABLE
The Lord has truly Blessed me.


Tim G
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news on your first post-treatment PSA!  Hope you continue to have improved continence.  Take care and be well...Tim

Magaboo
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jeff,
 
Congratulations on your post-op test result. You seemed to have come thru your operation with flying colors. I'm just a bit surprised that the interval for your next PSA test is 1 year! Most guys are being tested every 3 month for the first year and after that every every 6 month for at least another year. Oh well, what do I know. Live and learn I guess.
All the best to you and may your future be full of 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 T3a
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 tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08
Next step: Salvage RT


mvesr
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   Posted 10/14/2008 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi nemo

Congrats on the zero. I know that was a great relief. Keep up the good work

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
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
first year PSA less than zero
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 10/14/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news!  Congrats!

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 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


BillyMac
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   Posted 10/14/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
That is excellent news. Nothing like the news that you are a zero post op. Don't you disappear on us now though. Remember that this great site is based on collective experience, wisdom and information gathered by a very wide range of members whose input is what makes the site so valuable especially to newcomers. If your post op recovery has proceeded well and he is happy with your progress there is not a lot of reason to see your surgeon over the next 12 months..........but I certainly would not be happy to have that length of time between PSA testing at this stage. If he has not arranged that you have 3 or 4 monthly tests over the next year then I would make sure it was done myself via my G.P.
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 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
PSA August 08 <0.001 undetectable (disregarded due to lab "misreporting")
Post-op pathology rechecked by new lab:
Gleason downgraded to 4+3=7
Focal extension comprised of grade 3 cells
PSA September 08 <0.01 (new lab)


M. Kat
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeff, that is great news! may you have a lifetime of zeroes!!
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!
3/08 - 18 mo PSA <0.1
switched to Levitra - works much better than Viagra & Cialis - fewer side affects
summer of 2008 - have had a few erections with no drugs! yeah!!
8/08 - 2 yr PSA <0.1


Lungman
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Total Posts : 276
   Posted 10/15/2008 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Great News !!. Welcome to the ZERO CLUB, I hope you are a lifetime member.
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, 9 Month PSA 0.01
One Year 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


JCL
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Total Posts : 242
   Posted 10/15/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Great news, and congratulations!  Here's to a lifetime of those beauties!

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.


phillysub
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 10/15/2008 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   

YEAH!!!   Another ZERO CLUB member!!!!!!

:-) :-) :-)

Congrats to you!   Keep 'em coming!


Phillysub.

Age: 52
Last PSA before diagnosis: 2.9
Diagnosed: Oct 2007 (age 51)
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
2nd PSA post-op: August 28, 2008 - <0.1 undectectable


rob2
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   Posted 10/15/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news. I would question why you didn't have to go back for another year. Most people go for 3 to 6 months for follow-up PSA tests.
 
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
4 week and 6 week PSA >.04 (undetectible)
12 week PSA <.04
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
kegel's twice a day 20 reps


nemo57
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 10/16/2008 4:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again for all your support. I will continue to have my PSA tested every 6 months and seeing my primary doctor.
New Jersey
Age 51
Psa 0.9
Biospy 1 core positive
Gleason 3+3-6
Surgery date Aug.11, 2008 at Monmouth Medicial Center
Robotic Surgery By Dr. Lanteri And Dr. Esposito
Both nerve bundles saved. Margins clear.
Gleason score stayed at 3+3-6. Cancer contained to prostate.
1-2 pads a day. No problems at night.
ED 25mg viagra at night. Usable erections 1 day after catheter was removed.
First PSA Oct 2008 <0.1


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/18/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Great job, Jeff,
Here's wishing you many, many Zeros...

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, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
 
You can visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 10/19/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeff

Wonderful news and keep those o's coming for a lifetime!

Norskie
norskie
Current age 50, Age at Dx-48 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 .422 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Radiation Complete June 4, 2008 36 treatments
August 5, 2008 PSA .09 or < .1 again
October 9, 2008 PSA <.06 or as low as my clinic can read.
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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