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livinadream
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   Posted 4/10/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I would like to say Happy Easter to everyone. I realize this is not a forum for religion and faith, however it is my strength in fighting this disease. I pray everyone takes sometime to be thankful for what you have and to be thankful for the new lease on life we have all been given with our treatments. I love you all and wish the best for each person with HW.
 
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%
 


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/10/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Easter to you Dale. I'll be saying an extra prayer on Sunday for all PCa patients and hope that soon they will find a cure for this horrible disease.
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


montee
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 315
   Posted 4/10/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Great Testimony.  Amen.  God and his Son are my light in this darkness of PCA.

Romans 10:9


diagnosed sept 2006 @ 54 years old, live in Georgia, gleason 3+4=7, (r) lobe only

psa 4.7 (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern. If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)

Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT

RP Emory Atlanta December 2006. Path-negative margin, negative lymph nodes, negative SV, both Lobes involved, 40% gland involved
multifocal perineural invasion, Gleason 3+4=7

Fully continent 2 weeks post catheter removal

1st psa April 2007-<0.04, 6 mos-<0.04, 9 mos <0.04, 1yr <0.04, 21 mos <0.04, 2 yr 0.04 (rising?) 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/10/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dale,
While this is not a forum for faith and religion, I would ask the group to pardon us for today, Good Friday. These are Holy days, the Triduum, leading to the Easter season. And I too am very thankful for the ability to take my disease in stride, and so much more. It is no secret here that I am filled deep in Faith, and that I use it to stay positive during my fight with cancer.

My motto is stay positive, Montee, how I am able to is found in verse: Phil. 4:13.

Peace to all. May this Easter and Passover be great for all who celebrate them. May everyone have a great weekend.

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!


Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 4/10/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Amen. Have a blessed weekend.
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.


NV RTRD 2007
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 4/10/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Amen. Life is very precious. We're blessed and have a lot of reasons to thank Almighty for giving us this life. Enjoy the Easter weekend.. I am going to work tomorrow but Sunday is our family day.
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.
              10 Mar 2009 -<.05


rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1131
   Posted 4/12/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Agree with all the comments. Living and having faith is far superior that any material rewards. Having pc has changed my life for the better.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
decision - surgery (robotic)
Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8
margins clear
9 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue


FLHW(David E)
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 201
   Posted 4/12/2009 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Faith, Hope and Love, and the greatest of these is Love.
Peace be with you Dale (and everyone else here at HW)
Dx'd 2/18/05
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Current (3-30-009)
PSA: 36.36
Treatment: Lupron
+ Atrasentan (or placebo)
[Finished Taxotere on January 26th]
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Personal Blog:
prostatecancerat42.blogspot.com


Todd1963
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 3195
   Posted 4/14/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Dale for this thread. I have been lurking in the shadows of the forum and have posted very little. I have some stuff on my mind and am dealing with it the best I can. I sure wish easter to the world would be about resserection day and not about eggs. Peace and joy to you all. Love Todd
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16

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