9 MONTH P.S.A. BIG FAT ZERO

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Dirtmover
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 158
   Posted 3/2/2009 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
JUST GOT MY RESULTS LAST FRIDAY  AND WAS VERY PLEASED AS TO MY RESULTS. WHAT I HEARD WAS UNDETECTABLE , AS FOR ED , WELL ITS IMPROVING BY THE DAY ,I AM AT 100% QUALITY ON LEVITRA .AND 65 TO 75 % WITHOUT IT,I COULDNT BE HAPPIER , THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT YOU GUYZ I AM GIVING BACK AS MUCH AS I CAN IN MY COMMUNITY AS WELL //////DIRT cool
Diagnosed November 2007   (43 years old )
PSA 3.9 / Gleason 6 / TC1 6 cores 1 shows 25%
Sugery scheduled 5/29/08 - City of Hope - Dr. Mark Kawachi
 "First show of the day"
 and now for the new ive been waiting for
 FINAL PATH REPORT:gleason upgraded to 3+4 T2c bilateral disease,tumor involvment 5%
extra prostatic extention:absent
seminal vesical invasion :absent
pathological staging:pTNM pT2 ORGAN CONFINED
margins free of carcinoma
usable erections ;6-6-08 with little blue pill
continence; 1 pad a day, dry at night
continence a non issue at 10weeks


mirv
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 30
   Posted 3/2/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dirt,
Great news and much congratulations on your great numbers, keep it up!!
Mark
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


biker90
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 3/2/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dirt,

Great news on the ZERO!!! And on the success against ED too. And on being cancer free for nine months. Your pathology reports are the same as mine. It shows what early detection and aggressive treatment can do...

Jim
Age 74. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .04 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/17/08 0.00.
PSA on 1/28/09 - 0.02
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 & 2/25/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in May 09.
Biker90's Journey
Jim's Space
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


Tony Crispino
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 3/3/2009 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Great job!
Dr. Marc has done yet another great piece of work. But mostly ~ Great job, Dirt! (that sound wrong)...LOl

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
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 3/3/2009 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news there Dirt..........................may you always be a zero! 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


Bluenose
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 260
   Posted 3/3/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   

 

 Way to go Dirt! Always good to hear.


 
  age: 53  Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
  Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
  DaVinci performed 7.29.08
  Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
  Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
  Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
  100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
  and hold for ten minutes.
  8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
  9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
  9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
  12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA  Zero's still...
  Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
          ".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."
       


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/3/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news, Dirt, great news for a nine month PSA, and great news on the ED side, sounds like your life is coming back together for you. Happy for you.

David in SC
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
 
 


Doting Daughter
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 3/3/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Woohooo!!! Fantastic news!! Congrats and may you have a lifetime of undetectables!
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


James C.
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 3/3/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Atta boy, Dirt, that's really good news, on both the psa and ed front.
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


Ed C. (Old67)
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2458
   Posted 3/3/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Dirt. You have accomplished what all of us hope for. Your ED story is amazing. I wish you the best for the rest of your life.
Age: 67
Retired in 2001 and living in Austin TX.
PSA 3.5 free PSA 11%
Dx 12/30/08
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed on Feb 9th
Surgeon: Dr. Randy Fagin, Austin TX.
Post op Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams
size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
10-20% involved
Bilateral
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx
Negative margins
Lymph nodes: not dissected
seminal vesicles clean


Swimom
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 3/3/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
confused  For some odd reason many of my posts aren't getting through. Like the one I sent to congratulate you on your 0's Dirtmover. CONGRATS!!! :-)
Swim
 


creed_three
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 3/5/2009 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dirt,

Great news for you. My husband is an ex-earth (dirt) mover, and has recently got a new job "slashing" for a person with a top of the range machine. Hence, he is very happy. Stay well.
Creed_three
Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   Undetectable PSA since Surgery (< 0.1) specifically,  
June 2007: 0.01; Oct 2007: 0.02; April 2008: 0.02: October 2008: 0.03: November, 2008 (repeat PSA with instructions to lab to calibrate carefully) = 0.02.
 


rob2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1131
   Posted 3/6/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news. I can't believe it was 9 months ago we were reading about walking around disneyland after surgery. We have all come a long way.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
9 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue


livinadream
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 3/7/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome to the club dirt it is nice to have you. The zero club is growing by the day. We just have to make sure we never let our members drop out. Way to go my friend.

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%
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, July 20, 2018 1:58 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,983,500 posts in 327,129 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161919 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, lll1681681880.
272 Guest(s), 1 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Charlie55