Great News - Bone Scan Negatuve for Bone Mets

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 12/30/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
As previously told here I had a bone scan on the 19th because an MRI showed suspected metastasis in L5 and S1.  Got a call from my doctor today that the results of the bone scan was good, meaning no cancer!
It has been a long 10 days.  Not much was discussed about it during this time but it was not far from our minds. I need not tell you this but I and my immediate family are elated.
We are believers and give thanks to GOD for this blessing.
My next step is my quarterly PSA in late January.
Thanks to all who provided encouragement. We wish everyone a very happy New Year with continued success with treatments.
Richard & Debbie

Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason 10, Stage T1C 8 of 12 samples positive all Less Than 5%
Bone Scan, CTs and MRI Negative early 2008
March 2008 MD Anderson - No Surgery or Proton
Feb & Mar PET (Possilbe Lymph Nodnte Involvme & Prostacint Scan Negative
March 2008 U of Florida Proton Therapty Lupron & Casodek May 08 for 2 years
Completed 25 IMRT and 17 PBRT U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute 7/24/08
Latest CT June 08) showed no trace of tumor in lymph node area
7/24/2008 PSA .21, free PSA .08, Percent free PSA 38.1, testosterone 14.6
8/1/2008 2nd Lupon Shot
10/27/2008 PSA <.1
12/9/2008 3rd Lupon Shot
12/11/08 MRI Suspicious for Metastic disease L5 & S1
Bone Scan 12/19/08 Indicates No Bone Mets
Our Journey is on WWW.GLEASONSCORE10.COM

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/30/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask him if you can get a copy or how much it might cost for such. I got hard copy xrays on ct and bone scans, great for second opinions by folks who can read them (radiologists etc.), you can see if you had and old bone fracture or such, it shows up. I don't know if you can get a copy of MRI, but ask you paid for the service or your insurance did (same idea).

Anyway really good to hear especially when you were in for suspicious L5 & S1, that would be something nobody would want to hear for PCa in vertebrate (they can radiate such spots to stop pain and maybe kill PCa cells within a region). But let's not even think about such stuff.


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/30/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Richard, Hi Debbie!
It was great talking with you today and what great news. We can chat again in January after our tests. I would really love to see you in March and you can finally meet Ruthie, too! We'll chat again real soon, and may the Lord bless you both!

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:

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 12/30/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Good going, Richard!!!

Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology results - cancer confined to the prostate
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, nine month PSA 0.1, 13 month PSA 0.4 (recurrence was likely due to very high Gleason, even though margins were deemed clear after surgery)
Radiation using Calypso Localization System to begin in January 2009

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25382
   Posted 12/30/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   

That' really great news to report, really happy for you and your family!

David in sc
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery  November 14, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32.  Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08.  After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. New appt. to see dr. on 1/5/9 as result.
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes.
First PSA Post Surgery  Scheduled now for 2/9/9

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 12/30/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Richard that is great news. I have been waiting to hear the results. Come hang out with us a little more often. Have you seen how many people have responded to the "were are we from" post.

peace and love
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
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
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .06
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
cancer in 4 of 6 cores

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2335
   Posted 12/30/2008 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
This is really great news, Richard! Thanks for sharing it with us...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 Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 12/30/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
What a great lead in to the new year. May 2009 bring us all similar good news in our battle. Mucho joy and happiness to all.
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)

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