18 Month PSA Results

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JCL
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 242
   Posted 12/18/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.
 
I haven't been around much lately due to a double whammy - first was a job loss and then Tropical Storm Fay left us with some flooding damage. However, I'm happy to report that both issues have been taking care of. I'm working and the damage has been replaced and fixed.
 
Anyway, on to why I'm back posting again. Last week I had my 18 month PSA test and I'm happy to report that my PSA is still <0.01. I go back in June for my two-year follow up and if all is still well I can go to once-a-year testing.
 
Sorry to see so many new members here but rest assured y'all have come to the best site on the web for support and information, no matter what your issue. Everyone here is battle tested and has much to contribute.
 
Best to everyone, keep the faith, and Happy Holidays. See you around!
 
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.


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 12/18/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Jack, good to see ya posting again and good for that psa score.  Keep in touch

James C.         Age 61
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
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
16 mts: 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.


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 12/18/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Zeros and and an old friend back!
What a great way to start the day! Jack, my very best to you. I am sorry about the bumps in the road, but any prostate cancer survivor knows that that's all they are.

I sure am glad to see you again,

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!
 
 


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/18/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back to HW and for all the right reasons. We love hearing good news.

peace and grace
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%
 

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