One year ZERO club

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/20/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   It's hard to believe that last month was the one year anniversary for my date with the robot! I just left Dr. Lance's office with my 13 month PSA reading of UNDETECTABLE, and move to a new PSA every six months. Now if Cialis will just start to work a little better, we will be almost back to normal, whatever that is! This web site has helped me keep my sanity through the entire journey, and I want to thank everyone that post here, imformation we all share is just priceless.
Beachbum turn
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
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.

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 11/20/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News yeah
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


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 11/20/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't believe it has been a year! Congrats and cheers to a lifetime of undetectables!!!
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.

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/20/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 3 yrs post RP with an undetectable PSA for which I am erxtremely grateful.  I have what appears to be permimant ED at this point with little or no help from andy of the Big 3 pills.  2 1/2 years ago my Dr. prescribed Trimix and that has been the best thing that could have happened for me and my wife of 36 years.   It works great. 

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 11/20/2008 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Beachbum

Gread news

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

James C.
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   Posted 11/20/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, always glad to keep someone in the zero club.. turn
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.

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/20/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Just had 1 year of zero PSA. I feel very lucky! 2 days ago I had the Invance sling surgery to treat moderate problems (5 pads/day). No leakage since the catheter was removed!!
62 Y.0. PSA 29; Gleason 10 (all 12 cores) -diagnosed 2/07
Lupron; DaVinci;Radiation (Seminal Vesicle invasion). Last Lupron 2/08!
PSA less than .01 for last 12 months
InVance sling for incontinence 11/18/08 (looks good so far)
Facilitator: "Man to Man"

Tim G
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   Posted 11/21/2008 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Beachbum50--Terrific report!  Doesn't it make you feel good to be graduating to every-six-month PSAs.   Be well, live well....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  

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 276
   Posted 11/21/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic News Beachbum, I hope you have many more ZERO'S in your future.
46 you when diagnosed, now 48
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.
Occasional Success with Oral Meds
Success with BiMix

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 11/21/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
That's just wonderful. Great news.
I wish you many more.

Diagnosed @ 53 years old now54
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6 
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,Hospital stay 30 hours -
Catheter out in 7 days 
normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear
single positve margin measureing less than 1/2mm 
Six week PSA < 0.1 , 4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test. 6 month PSA  <0.01
Urologist recomends to hold off on Radiation and watch PSA closely. Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist seem to lean to doing pre-emptive radiation.Uroligist says 50/50 chance of PSA re-occurence.  
I have decided to hold off and see in 3 months lets see in 9 months.
Next PSA January 2009.
11-08-08 (7months) starting to go without day pads, 100 mg Viagra seeing good results

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 203
   Posted 11/21/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi neighbor!

Congratulations on your big news! Kent is down your way tonight visiting our daughter and going to see legend Buddy Guy. Too cold for a stay at the beach though!!

Take Care and Celebrate!!

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

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