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maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 11/16/2008 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, went to the uro for three month discussion of PSA etc. he said that he was very pleased with the 0.4 reading and that he felt I was stabalising, as there has been no really dramatic change in the PSA levels, and the rogue cells that had been irradiated should be dying slowly.
 
So I am feeling quite comfortable at the moment, almost feeling like my old self. tongue
 
Regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7  right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
 
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5
PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)


Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2313
   Posted 11/16/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Mal--Thanks for letting us know about your latest PSA information.  It sounds like the discussion with your physician was informative and helpful, and you are in good spirits.  Best to you and all my hopes that the rogue cells are dead or dying...Tim


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  


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 11/17/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Mal,

I bet you spring is looking good about now, so what a nice way to start the summer.  The critical measurement of a relapse is the PSA doubling rate.  And looking at yours one might agree with your doctor that you are in good standing at this time.  You are not showing any increase so no doubling rate.  That is a good thing.  Enjoy the bowling and good times!

Your friend,

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!
 
 


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 11/17/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mal,

Great news!! Goes to show that we can beat this thing with patience and aggressive treatment. Good for you...

Jim
Age 74. 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 - 7/17/08 0.00. 
Next PSA test on 1/28/09
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08.  Surgery on 6/25/08  T1N1M0 - Stage IIA  Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
First CT scan on 12/2/08.
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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