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maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 4/5/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Malcolm Douglas Perth Australia.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive

Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a

RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.



Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.

PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.

Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5
PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)
PSA 11th March 0.5


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2460
   Posted 4/5/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Malcolm,
Sorry to see you here but glad that you found us. As you can see, I'm the same age as you are and my Pathology staging is the same as yours. In my case the doctor went wider beyond the caapsul during surgery and got clear margins. I'll be having my first PSA test tomorrow and hope to get a zero.
By the way, I lived in Sydney Australia for 2 years (1989-1991) and have visited many times since then. I've been to Perth several times and really love it. I wish you the best in your battle with PC.
Age: 67
Retired in 2001 and living in Austin TX.
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 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 2/9/09
Surgeon: Dr. Randy Fagin, Austin TX.
Post op Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams
size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Bilateral 10-20% involved
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx
Negative margins
Lymph nodes: not dissected
seminal vesicles clean


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/5/2009 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mal,
What's happening my good friend? Trying to figure out your post, everythings is as it has.

Is it cooling aff yet?

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!


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/5/2009 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I figured it out I think...Perth! In James thread...

Peace my friend...

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!


maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 4/6/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all 'twas a mistake on my part, just adding to James thread, suggest the moderator delete this, thanks Ed. C

Regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.

PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.

Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5
PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)
PSA 11th March 0.5

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