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Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/5/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow ! that was quick, just posted my first blog, and already had 3 replies, thanks to you all much appreciated.  Best I tell a bit about my self I guess, age 50 yrs, Dx 11/11/08, 6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% and 3 X 10%, PSA 4, Gleason 3+4=7.  Robotic Surgery 24/12/08, results Gleason Upgrade 4+3=7, 3 foci total volume 0.98cm3, Neg Margins (focal involvement)
Neg Nodes all clear, catherta removed 7 days after surgery, basically dry within a week. Started ED med 6 weeks ago, 5ml cialis daily, 20ml cialis every coulpe of weeks, but no response yet, am hoping for something to happen soon.  Surgeon told me that my prostate gland was very small (25cc) so I have tried to convert my tumor size (0.98cm3) into cc's and
I think it works out to be less than 5% volume, which is pretty good I think.  Not sure exactly what "focal involvement" means.  Pathology report say's "carinoma focally involves the right posterior surgical margin of excision within the prostatic capsule over a length of 0.55mm"
I think this means that the tumor came very close to the edge of the capsule, but did not actual break through to form a positive margin ! 
PSA 8 weeks after surgery came back as 0.03, I was hoping for less, but maybe it will go down with time !
I intend to keep positive and keep getting better every day !
 
Cheers All
 

sterd82
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 3/5/2009 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
.03 is a magnifcient number after 8 weeks---- congratulations!
Sterd82
Age 48 - pre-surgery PSA 39 (at age 45)
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Gleason 3+4
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of May 14, 2008 undetectable
PSA as of November 25, 2008 undetectable


Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 3/5/2009 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sterd82, Looks like your doing pretty fine yourself, and congratulations to you to.....cheers
Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robitic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason 4+3=7
Margins Neg
Nodes Neg
Dry less than 1 week
ED- taking Meds/ No result yet
PSA 28/1/09 0.03
PSA 24/2/09 0.03


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/5/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Rookey,
You are doing great. Many would beg for a .03. Sounds like your recovery is doing well.

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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, 6 month on 5/9
 
 


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 3/5/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your fantastic path report and best wishes in your healing! Hope you stick around!
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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