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NewJourney
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 1/17/2009 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
It was one year one week ago I had robotic surgery for prostate cancer. My one year PSA test still at zero level, which is a relief.
 
Only issue in the last year (actually a few months ago) was a kidney stone, which required outpatient surgery. I think I may have caused this due to dietary change. Hopefully this is something I will not have repeated - the pain is incredible. As I told my doctor, I'd much rather deal with a cancer issue.
 
 
 
 

Age: 53
PSA: 4.8
Stage: T1C
Prostate, right base, core biopsies:
Adenocarcinoma.
Gleason’s grade 3+3=6.
Carcinoma involving two core biopsies and 50% of sampled tissue with a linear measurement ofapproximately 3 mm.
Perineural infiltration present.
Surgery: 10-Jan-08. Dr. Vipul Patel, Celebration Hospital in Celebration, FL.
Post Surgery PSA Test result:
1. <.1ng/ml 10-Apr-08


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 1/17/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on the zeroes!!! It's amazing to look back on the year isn't it. It almost seems like a bad dream at times. I hope all your future anniversary's are cancer free! Congrats on the milestone.
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.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 1/17/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Great newsw...Ouch!

Sorry to hear about the stone. But I have to say if I had a choice...I'd trade for the stone. Perhaps what I don't know speaking? Probably wouldn't say that during the adventure though.

But I will cheer both results being good!

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 (January 13, 2009): <0.1
 
You can visit my Journey at:
 
STAY POSITIVE!
 
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25353
   Posted 1/17/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on the big zero, and a year behind you. May you have many more ahead of you.
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. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/13/9 - Had operation St. Francis - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, suppose to be removed 1/19/9
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
 
 


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 1/17/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Think being stabbed in the kidney with a stiletto and then having it twisted constantly. The pain is unrelenting and severe. That's when the stone starts it's journey from the kidney to the outside world and believe me the pain is intense every millimetre of it's journey. The only relief is an injection of a powerful pain suppressant. "Stone" is somewhat of a misnomer, conjuring up as it does, images of a smooth surface. Think extremely jagged little rock passing through a tube that cannot possibly accommodate it.

NewJourney,
congratulations on an excellent result and may you be cancer free and stone free for the rest of your days.
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)

Post Edited (BillyMac) : 1/17/2009 10:44:10 PM (GMT-7)


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 1/17/2009 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   

"Kidney Lava" just sounds too scary!  If I get one, I will try to think smooth and round.  I am a believer in the power of positive thinking. wink

Tony


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 1/18/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
As the self appointed president of the zero club I say welcome. Take care of the stones my friend so you can better enjoy the wonderful news of being a zero.
peace to you
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%
 


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 1/19/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news on the zero's. May you have a lifetime of them.
James C. Age 61
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
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
PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 12 mts.-.02, 16mts.-?

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