Oncas, My prostate was 65% full of cancer, 15 of 16 cores had cancer, Gleeson was six, C2A. I was very lucky, and my robotic operation was able to get all the cancer in October of 07, and all my PSA test have been undetectable. My thinking was that if the operation did not get it all, I still had the option of radiation or chemo. I have friends that in the past year have made the decision not to have an operation, but to nuke the Cancer, and my friend in this office elected to follow my route with the robot and same Doctor next month. We all have different thought processes and need to follow whatever course that education and reflection lead you to follow. I had few after effects from the Di Venci, and still think I made the best decision for ME. We are all pulling for you, and look forward to your joining the Zero Club soon.
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Vinci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for Dr. Lance, 70% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
Fourth PSA 8/21/08, nine months post op, UNDETECTABLE
One Year visit in December 2008, UNDETECTABLE, now go visit every six months!
The Lord has truly Blessed me.