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Todd1963
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   Posted 12/15/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah   hi guys. I just got the results of my cat scan and my blood tests. yeah yeah tongue turn smilewinkgrin cool cool yeah yeah
Its good news. My left lung is completely clear. No nodules or lesions. My right lung is mostly clear except for some area of benign pulminary nodule (para- spinal mass) Scar tissue I have had since a child. My prostate is normal size and shape with only a small area of calcification showing up. Lymph nodes were all normal. Blood tests were all normal. I have happy tears. I finally got some good news. Dr. beer says that I have been on casadex for so long (30) months that if I come off my p.s.a. is almost certain to drop. When it starts going back up he will put me back on it. I am doing so well that he may even take me off the lupron for a while and give me a hormone vacation. I love you all Todd


dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months


DJBearGuy
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   Posted 12/15/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd,

Congratulations! Thanks for posting the good news. I hope things continue to go well for you.

DJ
Age 53
Diagnosed September 2008.
6 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 4+3 = 7
Da Vinci surgery at City of Hope December 8, 2008
Radical prostatectomy and lymph node dissection
More to come....


Steve n Dallas
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Total Posts : 4833
   Posted 12/15/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Really sounds like Great News!!

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

 


James C.
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   Posted 12/15/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
That's excellant news, and we are very glad to hear it.  You deserve a breathing spell, and with Christmas on us, it's here.  Maybe look at it as an early Chrismas present ?
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 ..35ml x 2 weekly continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.


Todd1963
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   Posted 12/15/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you James. In the words of another James, "I feel Good"

dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months


rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1131
   Posted 12/15/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news! I know you (like some of us) have been on an emotional roller coaster. enjoy the moment!
 
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)
6 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is an issue


Magaboo
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Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 12/15/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi living1963,

Glad to read that you received such good news so closed to the holiday season :-).
Congratulations and keep it up.
All the best to you.

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; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT stated 3rd Nov., 08 (33 sessions). Total Grays=66


don826
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Total Posts : 1010
   Posted 12/15/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Todd,

 

MEERRRRRY CHRIISTMASS! And Happy New Year! tongue

Don


Diagnosed 04/10/08
Age 58
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09
 
 


nodaker
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 12/15/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
This is the best news!!! I'm SO happy for you.

nodaker

BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 12/15/2008 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Todd. Now there'll be a'dancin' in the streets this Christmas. yeah I am so pleased for you.
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)


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 12/15/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
BillyMac, Todd will have to dance in the snow, cause he is getting a blast today.

Todd,
What wonderful stuff. I'll talk at you later!

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!
 
 


Missyj
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 12/15/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   

That is just the best news - Fantastic does not even cover it!!

I am so pleased for you. I know it might sound trite but you will have a great christmas now basking in such good news!!

God Bless, Julia


Age - 59
Dianosed - July 07
Gleason 8 (4+4)
PSA - 17.7
Bone Scan - August 07 revealed mets to spine, neck, rib, shoulder and pelvis
MRI - August 07 revealed seminal vesicle involvement
Treatment - Zolodex started on August 10th
First PSA  November 7th - 2.3
Second PSA February 7th - 1.1
Third PSA  May 5th 2008 - 0.8
Fourth PSA September 3rd - 1.7
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/15/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
That is wonderful news Todd, the blessings of God are all around us. Be of good cheer my friend and enjoy the reason for the season.

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
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


War-eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 12/15/2008 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Todd,

Great news. A long battle but you are winning.

Be blessed,

Walt


Age: 55 ( still alive at 55)
PSA 43 7/2005
Biopsy 12/14 Gleason 7 & 9
Divinci 9/2005 - spread to bladder
HT - 10/2005 (Eligard every 6 months)
RT - 10/2005 (38 treatments)
PSA 0.12 to 1.9 2/2007
Bone Scan and CT 4/2007 Bone mets
Casodex 4/2007
Zometa infusions 4/2007
PSA 4.8 8/2007
PSA 6.34 12/2007
Radiation (15 treatments) started on bone mets 12/2007
PSA 6.72 1/2008
PSA 8.23 2/2008 - Starting prednisone for 30 days
PSA 14 2-29-2008 - start chemo on 3/12
PSA 12.82 3/1/2008 round one chemo
PSA 12.24 4/2/2008 round two chemo 
PSA 10.86 4/24/2008 round three chemo
PSA 10.4 5/15/2008 round four chemo - increase dosage next month
PSA 12.98 6/5/2008 round five chemo
PSA 13.63 6/26/2008 round six chemo
PSA 10.46 7/17/2008 no chemo
PSA 4.56 8/28/2008 no chemo, Zometa and 6 month Eligard shot
PSA 9.25 12/1/2008 start clinical trial
PSA 16.94 12/11/2008
 
"I will persist without exception - I will find a way where there is no way"


Lungman
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Total Posts : 276
   Posted 12/15/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news Todd, I couldn't be happier for you and your family. You have given pCa an admirable fight, and you are winning. I will continue to remember you and everyone here who is in this fight, as Biker90 likes to say, "we can all get well together"

Randy
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


DoingFine
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 12/15/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Great news . . . Happy Holidays!
Age at dx: 51 Age now: 52
Great health: Riding bike 200+ miles weekly; no symptoms
First PSA: 4.7 March 2008 (bummer)
Second PSA: 4.97 June 2008
Biopsy June 2008
Positive 5 of 12 cores (real bummer) T1c
Gleason 3+3
Bone scan: 7 July negative
RRP surgery 3 Sept 2008 at the Mayo Clinic: Rochester, MN
All clear
Catheter out 22 Sept 8:30 AM, catheter back in at 11:30 (not happy)
Catheter out 30 Sept (this time for good!)
Total continence, no erectile difficulties from day one (Cialis 10mg daily)
Back on bike 15 Oct. (42 days . . . with doc's approval)
Dec. 2 2008 psa Undetectable!


coxjajb
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 12/15/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great news. Now I'm crying tears of joy for you!  blush
Age 50
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
ED, need a little help from Levitra
First post op PSA 11/11/08, 0.00


Sam Benton
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 12/15/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
What great news! Very happy for you!

Sam

Ken S
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 12/15/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd,

Words can't explain how happy I am for you. I was so bummed out when I read your post from a few days ago, the pain and frustration was jumping off the screen. This latest news is just the opposite, I'm elated and smiling as I type. Way to go!

Ken
Age 54 (2006)
PSA: 2005 - 3.2, 2006 - 3.7
Biopsy 8/06, Gleason 6 (3+3), T1c
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy 11/3/06
Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI
Post-Op Biopsy, Gleason 6 (3+3), T2c,
right apical margin positive
CT Scan 1/07, tumor discovered on right
kidney (unrelated to PCa)
Partial Nephrectomy 3/9/07
R.I. Hospital, Providence, RI
IMRT (37 Treatments) 4/23/07 - 6/14/07
PSA: 11/08 - 0.03


Todd1963
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3218
   Posted 12/15/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was first diagnosed I had a good cry I then went home and dusted off my bible. I had absolutely no Idea where I was going but I opened the word closed my eyes and pointed. When I opened my eyes I read these words. Bless the LORD oh my soul. He who heals my body of all its diseases. psalms 103 vs 1 or 2 new american standard. I thought well thats good enough for me Amen. Jesus is the reason for the season and I will rejoice in his great love. Thank all of you so much for the well wishes and congrats. Todd
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months


divo
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Total Posts : 637
   Posted 12/15/2008 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Todd....How happy I am for you!!! I can't read the screen...tears of joy........Merry Merry Christmas, Felice Navidad, Happy Hannukka, and anything else you can think of....Oh, and Happy Happy New Year 2009 to you and your family...Bask in your happiness!! Much love, Diane
Husband Pete
dx Jan 2001 age 67 gleason 4 + 3 PSA 16.5
seed implant and conformal radiation Lupron from Jan 2001 to Jan2002
2005 Dec PSA began to rise from .5 to 8 within 6 months
Salvage surgery at MSK 9/06
Fistula operation 2/07 MSK
Many cystoscopies and ER visits with strictures
catheter for one year....Catheter taken out Sept 07..
Total Incontinence since then....
PSA .52 3/07
AUS Operation at MSK Sept 8. Dr. Sandhu
Activated Oct 28th Dr. Sandhu..MSK
Some difficulty with AUS arising Nov 10 2008
Meeting with Dr. Sandhu to discuss AUS problems and new PSA test Dec 11, 2008


Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/15/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go,guys! ALL IS CALM, ALL IS BRIGHT1

B0b
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci scheduled for Jan. 19, 2009.Dr. Scott Montgomery, KC Urology,
Shawnee Mission Med. Center. Kansas

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