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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
In another thread, Amy41 said:
 
87 seems low to me - my husband was diagnosed at 750 at age 51 in August 08. He just had his second lupron shot and tests before that showed it had dropped to below 7. This is all horribly scarey the thought of loosing your husband much sooner then you ever could have realized but there are lots of medical advancements right on the horizon and many people live for years on hormone therapy. After he has the rest of his scans etc. you will know more where you stand if he has advanced prostate cancer or has the option for other treatments.

BillyMac
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Amy41,
Welcome to the best PCa site on the web. Here you will find the greatest people from all walks of life, at all stages of the disease and having had all types of treatments and outcomes. Everyone has something of value to contribute to our wealth of knowledge so stay with us.
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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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amy,
Welcome to HealingWell. We have a great group of friends here and I extend a hand to you in friendship. Your husband's PSA was quite high, but it is heading the right direction. And it is easy to be grateful for that. As we battle this disease what we learn about this disease is sometimes we take one stepping stone at a time, and when we do we remain hopeful that new things that are on the horizon become available to us. And it does happen. I tell all our members to remain positive, and I made it my mantra. I wish you both peace in this fight, and welcome you to the best site on the web for caring and compassionate support.

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!
 
 


James C.
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Amy41

Glad you came, sorry you have to be here.
James C. Age 61
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/07 Nerve sparing open Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy
9/07 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.


zufus
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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Amy I too was diagnosed in that age parameter, with significant PCa, way beyond the average presentation, the good news is still here 7 yrs. after, PCa must have also caused my totally urinary blockage which lead me to emergency room one day and finding myself on a forum not longer after, just like you are now. Anyway still doing decent, in very good shape still, working, and pretty much a normal lifestyle. So stay tuned and do not get overwhelmed at this time.

Bob Dx- 2002 (51 yrs. old then) :-)

Post Edited (zufus) : 1/12/2009 5:10:56 PM (GMT-7)


Todd1963
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amy, I'm a high guy too. 3216.12 It will be okay. I feel like I will beat this and I have a lot of support here to help me do just that. Glad you found us and I too am sorry you have to be here. To echo many others here, there is no better group of persons to battle this disease with. 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!!!


Amy41
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 1/13/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the welcome -
we were in the process of buying our first house when we found out - and getting out of a very crowded condominium. I'm happy to say we are back looking at houses but are being more cautious about the money we are going to spend just in case.

BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 1/13/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Amy41
As we all say, sorry you've got to be here but you have arrived at a great PCa forum. The depth of knowledge here from the patient's perspective is outstanding and all are anxious to help with any question......good luck with the house hunting.
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)

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