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norskie
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 3/19/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Well it's been a while since I have posted and been able to check in but wanted to post may latest results. As some of the long time members may remember my story that started in the fall of 2006, I had surgery in which all looked well only to have the surprize reacurrance 9 months later thus moving on to salvage radiation in the spring and early summer of 2008. Anyway my latest doctor appointment on March 17th turned out to be once again good results with a reading of <.06 which is as low as my clinic can read. I am now 9 months out from finishing the salvage radiation and so far so good and all looks well. I feel great and will continue to enjoy and cherrish each day of life.
Thanks for all the support over these past 30 months and here's hoping each and everyone has great sucess with thier treatments. 
 
Norskie
norskie
Current age 50, Age at Dx-48 PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Surgery Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3
March 27th PSA .422 Begin Salvage Radiation April, 14 2008
Radiation Complete June 4, 2008 36 treatments
August 5, 2008 PSA .09 or < .1 again
October 9, 2008 PSA <.06 or as low as my clinic can read.
March 17, 2009 PSA <.06 still as low as my clinic can read.
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 3/19/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
norskie, thanks for coming back to catch us up on your Journey. Sounds like another zero, so welcome to the club. Wishing you a lifetime of zeros
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


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 3/19/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Norskie,
Thanks for your update to us and congratulations on your great PSA test result.
All the best to you in the years to come.

Magaboo
Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06, Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month


Rolerbe
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 235
   Posted 3/19/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Norskie, that's great news. Hope you're past the bumps and onto the smooth road from here.
50 YO
PSA at Dx: 8.2
DaVinci RALP: 10/31/08 -- Great MD in New Haven, CT
Negative margins, no extra-capsular involvement
One nerve spared
6  and 12Wk PSA's - 0
I'm a double-0!
 
 


NV RTRD 2007
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 3/19/2009 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
It's always a good feeling everytime somebody posted a Zero Post PSA results. Hoping that all of us will have a lifelong Zeros.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic lesion in left gland. DRE positive, PSA Density- 0.23 and Prostate volume - 27 CC.
RRP: 4 Dec 2008; Discharged - 8 Dec 2008; Cath removed- 18 Dec 08.
Pathology Report: Prostate- 33 grams; L/R pelvic lymph node -No evidence of malignancy; Right Lobe- No definite tumor; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 3+4.
Post PSA: 7 Jan 2009 - <.05.


biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 3/20/2009 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Norskie,

Its great to see you again. And with such good news, we send you our heartfelt good wishes for continued success with the radiation.

You are so right about cherishing each day of life for we never know what tomorrow will bring. I was about ready to declare myself free of cancer and to get my life back to normal when I was hit with lung cancer. So I decided that wherever I am in my cancer treatment is going to have to be normal for me. Cancer changes our lives and going back to normal is impossible. The only thing I can control is my attitude and how I react to the challenge. I can let it take me out or I can turn it into a victory. I choose the later...

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
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 3/20/2009 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Ditto what Jim said, Norskie,

I remember all of it. And I am sure glad to see the great results. I remember coming here and guys like you and Jim, and so many others, getting me through those first days. I won't ever forget the support I received. It's why I stayed.

Thank you so much...

Love and Peace...

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 3/20/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on the good news Norskie. I remember your story well. It was one of the ones I paid close attention to when I first joined Healingwell. I always appreciated your posts and hope you continue to make them.
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


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/20/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Norskie,
Good to hear from you and very good to hear such a good report. Sounds like you are doing fine in all areas, hope it stays that way for years to come for you. Congrats again.
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
 
 


dsmc
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 3/20/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Norski,
It is great to hear your results! I hope they stay there forever. I finished my salvage RT 1/14/09 and have not had a psa yet but will soon. I wondered how long after you finished your RT did you get your first psa and what was your numbers? I wish you and everyone else on this board the best.

David
Age 53
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09 YEA!


dsmc
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 3/20/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Norski,
I was so busy reading I did not look at your signature....so I know your numbers now...lol. Sorry about that.

David
Age 53
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09 YEA!

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