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chrisinmaine
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 2/18/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I had my second post op PSA and am happy an relieved to say it came in at < .01. I am so happy. Next test is 6 months from now!
Age 51
March 08 PSA prior to biopsy 6.65
PSA caught in life insurance exam.
Completely asymptomatic.
April 08 Biopsy: Gleason Grade 3+4=7
Tumor in 5 of 13 cores
July 22, 08 Radical Robotic Prostatectomy
All nerves spared
Pathology: Margins clean, Seminal Vesicles negative for tumor
Gleason Grade 3+4=7 Percent Gleason Grade 4-20% no Gleason grade 5.
First post-op PSA scheduled for 10/08
Very minor incontinence since catheter removal on 7/29
ED assisted by low dose of Levitra. So far so good.
I feel very, very lucky.
First post op PSA 11/19/08 <.02 undetectable!


apacker1950
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 2/18/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations,  May you have a lifetime of Zeros.  Allan

Dx PCa age 54. Jly 05- PSA 8.1 Sept 05- PSA 10.7
Sept 05- Biopsy  9 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 3+3=6, T2
Bone scan and cat scan showed hot spot on hip bone.
Oct 05- bone biopsy, ouch.  benign , no cancer in bones.
Nov 05- PSA 15.4 Nov 18, 05- Nerve sparing open RP at Huntsman Cancer Center, by Dr. Robert Stevenson. 100% continence at 3 months. ED- Tried the big 3 pills with no results. Feb 06-Started VED, worked, but painful with constriction rings. May 06 started Trimix injections.
ED appears to be perminant but doing great with Trimix.


JerseyG
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Total Posts : 65
   Posted 2/18/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad to hear about your zero! Here's wishing you 30 + more years of zeros! I have my six month PSA coming up in March. I gotta tell ya I am not looking forward to it.

Age now 44 (43 when dx)
 
Pre-op PSA:  0.9
Biopsy: 3/12 cores pos  20% 30% 50%
Gleason 3+3=6
Robotic RP:   Aug 08 1 day hospital stay, cath out on 8th day.
Post Surgery Pathology Report: Gleason 6, pT2c, tumor 10% contained in prostate gland, all margins negative. Negative lymph nodes
Post Op PSA: Dec 08 <0.1


Sephie
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1804
   Posted 2/18/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
ChrisinMaine: Congratulations on the zero ... but I'm curious why your next PSA is 6 months away rather than 3 months? My husband had his surgery in March 2008 and was told that the standard is PSA every 3 months for the first year, then 6 months for years 2 through 4.

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 2/18/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Chris. May you have a lifetime of zero's.
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months


chrisinmaine
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 2/18/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sephie, I guess they all have different standards. My one year anniversary from surgery is in July so that is actually 5 months out and when my next test is scheduled.
Age 51
March 08 PSA prior to biopsy 6.65
PSA caught in life insurance exam.
Completely asymptomatic.
April 08 Biopsy: Gleason Grade 3+4=7
Tumor in 5 of 13 cores
July 22, 08 Radical Robotic Prostatectomy
All nerves spared
Pathology: Margins clean, Seminal Vesicles negative for tumor
Gleason Grade 3+4=7 Percent Gleason Grade 4-20% no Gleason grade 5.
First post-op PSA scheduled for 10/08
Very minor incontinence since catheter removal on 7/29
ED assisted by low dose of Levitra. So far so good.
I feel very, very lucky.
First post op PSA 11/19/08 <.02 undetectable!
Second post op PSA 2/18/09 <.01 undetectable!


BDJC
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 2/18/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! Zero is my favorite number! Here's wishing you zero's for the rest of your long life.

mirv
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 2/18/2009 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations chrisinmaine, zeros are a beautiful thing!
Age 52
PSA 3.1 fPSA 26% Dx: 11-07-08
1 of 12 cores with 5% adenocarcinoma
11 of 12 cores clear Gleason grade 3+3=6
Robotic laproscopic surgery 2-4-09
Dr. Garret Matsunaga, Torrance Memorial Hosp.
Free hernia repair! 2 day stay.
Pathology: pT2c NXMX
upgraded to 3+4=7 and <2% tertiary 5
negative margins
negative extraprostatic extension
negative seminal vesicle invasion


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 2/18/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations chrisinmaine, keep those zero's coming.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
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 / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09
Pathology Report says it's gone!
First Post-op PSA due 2-17-09


gpg
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 180
   Posted 2/18/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My very favorite posts to reply to. Zeros to you always. :)

Scott
Diagnosed @ 48yo 04/07
focal, low volume tumor gleason 6
RRP 07/30/07 robotic
Persistance of PSA
IMRT 11/07-01/08
Emerg, cysto obstructed bladder 01/08
Persistance of PSA
08/08 learned Dr. left significant amount of prostate
12/08 PCA3 negative
12/08 saturation biopsy 36 cores 24 having normal prostate tissue
12/08 referred whole to med malprac attorney


chrisinmaine
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 2/18/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all so much for your support! You all are great!
Age 51
March 08 PSA prior to biopsy 6.65
PSA caught in life insurance exam.
Completely asymptomatic.
April 08 Biopsy: Gleason Grade 3+4=7
Tumor in 5 of 13 cores
July 22, 08 Radical Robotic Prostatectomy
All nerves spared
Pathology: Margins clean, Seminal Vesicles negative for tumor
Gleason Grade 3+4=7 Percent Gleason Grade 4-20% no Gleason grade 5.
First post-op PSA scheduled for 10/08
Very minor incontinence since catheter removal on 7/29
ED assisted by low dose of Levitra. So far so good.
I feel very, very lucky.
First post op PSA 11/19/08 <.02 undetectable!
Second post op PSA 2/18/09 <.01 undetectable!


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 2/18/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   

OK Let the president of the zero club officially congratulate our new member. WAY TO GO YIPPEE. NOw that you are in the club you better stay here.

Seriously I am so happy to hear the news and may you have many many more great test results.

 

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%
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25372
   Posted 2/18/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
one place in the world where a zero is a wonderful thing, congrats, and hopefully, many many many more to come
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05
 
 


chrisinmaine
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 2/18/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohiostate, people in Bangor do no how to have a good time! Ayuh!
Age 51
March 08 PSA prior to biopsy 6.65
PSA caught in life insurance exam.
Completely asymptomatic.
April 08 Biopsy: Gleason Grade 3+4=7
Tumor in 5 of 13 cores
July 22, 08 Radical Robotic Prostatectomy
All nerves spared
Pathology: Margins clean, Seminal Vesicles negative for tumor
Gleason Grade 3+4=7 Percent Gleason Grade 4-20% no Gleason grade 5.
First post-op PSA scheduled for 10/08
Very minor incontinence since catheter removal on 7/29
ED assisted by low dose of Levitra. So far so good.
I feel very, very lucky.
First post op PSA 11/19/08 <.02 undetectable!
Second post op PSA 2/18/09 <.01 undetectable!


coxjajb
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 2/18/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news. Best wishes at the next six month mark and beyond.
Age 51, (50 at DX)
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
ED, need a little help from Levitra
First post op PSA 11/11/08, 0.00
Second post op PSA 2/10/09, 0.00


Ripandburn
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 2/19/2009 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
A big congratulations! Keep em coming.
53 years - 5' 11" 202 lbs.
T1c 3+3=6
DaVinci July 16, 2007
Bladder Sling installed during prostate removal
nerve sparing with both nerve bundles intact
all cancer contained within prostate nothing near margins
11 weeks post-op - no more pads
all PSA's since removal < .1 - Undetectable


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 2/19/2009 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news...Big Congrats...I know these days as a huge relief...

Tony
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
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
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 2/19/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
chrisinmaine,
That second PSA is great news. I know well the relief you feel at that mark. I wish you continued undectectables into the far distant future yeah
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)
PSA February 09 <0.01

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