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Todd1963
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   Posted 12/31/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Drum roll please. Clean, No Cancer. Previous abnormality's gone!!! Okay so what does it all mean. My lung, Lymph, and Bone Mets are all gone. P.S.A. is a moderate 1.49. ( I do still have a prostate ) Prostate normal size and shape. I don't know how long this will last but its a darn good ride and I hope I can stay on it. Praise God! It is not my wish to offend any who do not share my beliefs but I feel I must give credit where credit is due. Praise God Amen. 2009 could be a good year. 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
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!!


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Todd!
Hurray! What an amazing story for an amazing guy! Your story is one of the best ones I have seen. It just seems to keep getting better.

AMEN

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!
 
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go, Todd!!!! What an amazing recovery, that must have your doctor's thinking. Good way to start your new year with, hope it's just the beginning of many good things 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
 
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news!!! What an inspiration! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
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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zufus
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great to hear, it is rather amazing and should give inspiration to some others whom have higher than average stats, which includes me too.
"Youth is wasted on the young"-W.C. Fields
 
"I wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member"-Groucho Marx


James C.
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   Posted 12/31/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, thanks for sharing with us, we all are in this thing together...
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 Nerve sparing Open Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.


BillyMac
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   Posted 12/31/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow. What great news and a big morale boost leading into the new year. Just goes to show us all.......never relent in this battle.
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)


Ralph Alfalfa
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Total Posts : 469
   Posted 12/31/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Todd.
SWEET. I love the good news from anyone who posts. Yes, Virginia. There is a God. Keep in touch. Though if you wanted to quit this club, I could hardly blame you. Reference Zufus' Groucho quote.
Bob
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 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


don826
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   Posted 1/1/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
H Todd,
Your message should give hope to all of us. What an amazing recovery! Best wishes for continuing good news.

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
 
 


Todd1963
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   Posted 1/1/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
My thanks to all of you for your kind replies. May you each have a blessed 2009. 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
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!!


aspen4
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Total Posts : 59
   Posted 1/1/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Pop the cork
Who to go

Gunner59
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Total Posts : 110
   Posted 1/1/2009 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Sheesh, and I thought my PSA at time of dx at 27 was high! Great news, and a great way to start the New Year, your story spreads a lot of hope. Kudos to the Man Upstairs, he definitely had a hand on your shoulder.

Ralph
Age 48 at diagnosis
3 Jul 08 PSA 27.21
Biopsy positive 3+3=7 9 of 24 punches
Bone scan clear
22 Sep 08 Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic Lymphadenectomy
Gleason 3+4 after prostate removal, lymph nodes clear
Stage T2B
PSA at 3 months=undetectable


livinadream
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   Posted 1/1/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
that is awesome news Todd and a wonderful inspiration to all. Hold tight to that faith in God and never let anyone take it away. THanks for the email a few days ago I will be responding to it shortly.

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
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
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Lungman
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Total Posts : 276
   Posted 1/2/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
What great news, congratulations. Miracles continue to happen everyday !!!
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


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 1/2/2009 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
It is always uplifting to hear good news. Congratulations.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c
CT and Bone scan negative
Scheduled for da vinci RRP 01-09-09


Danny-47
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 1/2/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!   I go for bloodwork every three months and hold my breath for the month before each test.  I was diagnosed in Feb 2005 and have been on Casodex and Trelstar/Lupron ever since.  My PSA dropped from 39.5 to undetectable and has stayed at or close to that level.  My wife and I do not make long-term plans but plan our activities (primairily trips) after each good visit to the doctor. 
 
I have a few issues that, hopefully, I can get some good imput to point me in the correct direction.
  1. I continue to be on Casodex because my Oncologist indicates the combined blocade is working.  Is this a normal protocol?
  2. I have been experiencing pain on one nipple.  The pain keeps getting worse.  My doctor said this is normal and once possible solution is radiation.  Any others with this experience?
  3. Am I the only one who gets depressed at night, often making sleep difficult.

Any input would be appreciated.

 

Richard


aspen4
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 1/3/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Danny
 
Yes your therapy is working and it seems to be working very well. I can only speak for myself here in the fact that your Casodex and Lupron is doing what it should........reducing your PSA number. There are many good people here on this board that would concur with your PSA. I have only been on Casodex and Lupron for 11 months now and my PSA has responded very well to both drugs. As far as depression goes, I think it is part of the therapy. Many people handle it differently in their own way. I just remind myself that I am still able to get around and that the therapy is working. I only need to worry if my PSA starts rising.......if that happens.
You may want to start a TOPIC on the board with the same questions you asked here as I think your question has gotten a little buried here at the end. Start a new topic and watch the friendly and caring  people answer your questions.
 
Aspen4

Sam Benton
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Total Posts : 35
   Posted 1/3/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news! Congratulations!

Danny-47
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 1/4/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your input.

Danny-47

Todd1963
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   Posted 1/5/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so thankful for the posts by everyone. I never fail to have my spirits lifted when I hang out with my friends here. I am sorry for my absence these past few days but my computer died and I have been isolated from ya'll. Thank you all for being here. 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
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!!

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