18 Month Post op PSA

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Jetman
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   Posted 4/9/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
blush  18 month Post op PSA was 0.04, thank you Dr. Jean Joseph, and thank you God.
56 years old
Had 3 Prostate needle Biopsies done in the last 8 years all negative.  
Last Biopsy done on July 6th, 07 Positive in one sample.
March 2007 PSA 10
May 2007 PSA 12.1
Pre-surgery Gleason grade 3+3=6
Sept 4, 2007- Robotic Laparscopic prostatectomy Surgery Nerve-sparing right side, took half of the left side, 
                    took Seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, bilateral, and 
                    Lymph nodes left side, pelvic. NO Malignancy found out side of
                    the Prostate.
Post Surgery, Pathologic Stage: pT2(m) NO Mx
                   Gleason score: 4+4=8
                   Tumor volume: approximately 35%
 Oct 19, 2007 - Catheter removed after 45 days
 Oct 31, 2007 - Start Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehab, once a week for 6 to 12 weeks for incontinence.
 Dec 18, 2007 - 1st Post op PSA  0.0 (undetectable)
 March 20, 2008 - 2nd Post op PSA Less than 0.04 (undetectable)
 June 24, 2008 - 3rd Post op PSA 0.00 (undetectable)
 March 31, 2009 - 4th Post op PSA 0.04 (undetectable)


Purgatory
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   Posted 4/9/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Jetman, congrats, that is wonderful news, hope it keeps that way for many years to come. I see you had a longterm catheter experience like me, mine was 63 days, why was yours in so long if I may ask?

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
 
 


creed_three
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   Posted 4/9/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to hear more good news. Wishing you continued good results Jetman.
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.
 


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 4/9/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats and cheers to 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.

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Doting Daughter
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   Posted 4/9/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats and cheers to 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.

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/10/2009 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to stay low for a Jetmen!!!LOL

You stay this low you will always be on a high!!! :-)

Congrats,

Peace and many blessings.

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!


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/10/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Jetman. May you have a life time of zero PSA. Way to go.
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
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result 0.1


livinadream
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   Posted 4/10/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Jetman. Tony has told me many great things about you. I pray you will have many years of zeros and a lifetime of great health and love.

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 .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


KrisP
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Total Posts : 162
   Posted 4/11/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jetman,
Great news, wish you all the best for years to come.
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

Biopsy: 3/5/2008; Pre surgery: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
t2b. DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.[/color]

Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4); Margins: Clear

First PSA (06/17/08) = <0.04 Undetectable

Second PSA (10/27/08) = < 0.1 Undetectable

Third PSA (02/11/09) = < 0.1 Undetectable


Ralph Alfalfa
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Total Posts : 469
   Posted 4/11/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Outstanding, Jetman
So many are posting with zero's anymore that anyone who is lurking should see that there is a positive side to this whole mess.
Congratulations,

Bob
 AGE:57
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7
 Fully continent...ED progressing as expected.


califlostnspace
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Total Posts : 51
   Posted 4/12/2009 1:57 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats on a great PSA report!  may all of your reports be as good! 

6'3"
205 lbs.
age at diagnosis:  51
diagnosed summer of 08
no symptoms
PSA  4.4
bone scan was normal
Radical Robotic Prostatectomy done with Da Vinci at UCSF on 12/23/08 by Dr. Peter Carroll
catheter removed 1/7/09
my local urologist referred me to a urologist at UCSF for the Da Vanci operation mainly because I had two
mesh panels in lower abdomen due to 2 hernia repairs 12 and 16 years ago
3 weeks post op I get a path report:   
 Your pathology results looked great.  Your final tumor grade was a Gleason 3+3, which was the same as your biospy grade.  The tumor did not extend outside of the prostate and all surgical resecetion margins were negative (meaning no tumor left behind).  The tumor did not involve the seminal vesicles.
Basically, the pathology is about as good as we could have hoped for.
8 weeks post op had first PSA test, result was <.01


catcrap
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   Posted 7/17/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Jetman - I think you were the one that gave me hope on this site. My dad is alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - and can go to the bathroom on his own. He is jumping for joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's in his 80's and had the Da Vinci -hope you can tell everyone to try it that is in a bad way and they have a chance.

I am speaking to you from Rochester, NY and his doctor was Dr. Eichel - he saved my father's life - you have to have a great doctor to do this procedure but you also have to have people to make sure you are okay in your after care.

They don't do that in Rochester. My father could have died with septic and stones and stents but HE MADE IT!!!!!!!! I Want Everyman to Know It Is Possible - I Still Can't Believe It!!!!!

His prostrate was huge - he had kidney stones - he couldn't even pee anymore - this man gave him back his life.

Just wanted to give you guys hope - its out there - and I still cannot believe it myself.

My beautiful father is not just ALIVE! He's HAPPY and FREE of ALL THESE STUPID HEALTH PROBLEMS!

I hope everyone who sees this message takes the time to think they have a CHANCE - I didn't believe in this procedure at all and my DAD is GREAT!!!!!

I guess I just want to say DON'T GIVE UP - EVER!!!!!!!!!!

I don't believe in doctors, I'm so jaded I really don't believe in anything and I gave Doctor Eichel a hard time too; but he did right my my dad and Dad can once again LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Post Edited (catcrap) : 7/17/2009 5:53:05 PM (GMT-6)


James C.
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   Posted 7/18/2009 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Whoosh! Flying high and testing low, that's grear news.
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
21 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months

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