I got my results for my 3rd post-op PSA- 0.02

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Bootheel
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 11/14/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I got my results for my 3rd post-op PSA- 0.02. The same as my 2nd. I was hoping for zero but I am thankful to God that it is still undetectable. My anxiety level becomes less and less as each test passes. I guess all of us here go through the same thing after surgery. Thanks for all you support here on the forum. You have become my extended family over this last year.

Doting Daughter
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Wooohooo!! Great news! What is the cut off for your lab? My father's is <.02, so according to his scale, you are as low as they go :) All the best and congrats on your undetectable!
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


Doting Daughter
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Wooohooo!! Great news! What is the cut off for your lab? My father's is <.02, so according to his scale, you are as low as they go :) All the best and congrats on your undetectable!
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


Tim G
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2313
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Bootheel!  Score:  Bootheel 1, Prostate Cancer, 0.... 
PSA quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5)  
DRE neg  1 of 12 biopsies pos (< 5%) 
Open surgery June 06 at age 57
Organ confined to one small area Gleason 5   
PSA's undetectable  < 0.1  


Bootheel
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 11/14/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
To Doting Daughter,
Thanks for that valuable piece of information. Thats probably why the last two tests came out the same. It helps to put my mind at ease.
Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Post-op
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
T2C 
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable
8/11/08 -2nd Post-OP PSA 0.02 Undetectable
8/15/08- No more pads as of today  Whoopee!!!
11/13/08- 3rd post-op PSA 0.02 Undetectable


VaFan
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 11/14/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations with your zeros!! The lab we use has the lowest number at 0.04 so that is considered the big "0".  No worries! :)

Cindy


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!!!
July 08 (3mths post op) Cialis 10 mg every other day. Right now, things are not looking so good in that department. Back on Viagra and ordered the pump 11-08
Aug 08 PSA 0.04 Yay Again!!
Nov 08 PSA 0


James C.
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 11/14/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, we'll consider you a great big zero, ok?
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
Present- 1 year: ED- Viagra, pump continues, no response- Trimix .10ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.


mvesr
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Boothell

Great news with the PSA

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
 


mvesr
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 11/14/2008 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I meant Bootheel, sorry

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
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, July 23, 2018 7:03 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,984,492 posts in 327,229 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 162007 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, aham.
335 Guest(s), 7 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
momto2boys, NicHostetler, trailguy, Bull101, ks1905, 45791Anne312, Mamatomypeas