Zero again for CJ

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creed_three
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   Posted 4/10/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
 
My husband's 2 year PSA has come back as "undetectable" (ZERO <0.1) once again, and for the first time, we are not panicking about the minor fluctuations in the ultrasensitive test results seen from time to time (see signature). My husband CJ now plans to discuss the 2 years of results closely with the Surgeon who he is seeing for a 2 yr overall checkup soon, however is expecting the Specialist will be pleased with him, as we had email contact about various PSA readings as they were returned last year tongue . Therefore the Easter Bunny has come early to our house and delivered a healthy ZERO in the 2 year PSA. smilewinkgrin
 
Kind regards & cheers, Lana
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: Oct 2008: 0.03:
Nov, 2008: 0.02; April 2009: 0.03 
 


livinadream
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing the great news with us Lana. I pray you and your husband will enjoy many years of zero's. Enjoy a loving happy relationship and be thankful for the new lease on life.

peace grace 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%
 


James C.
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news, Lana, for both of you. Wishing you two a lifetime of zero's
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


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/10/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Lana,
What a great piece of news. Love you guys and will write again soon...so much to share...

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!


biker90
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   Posted 4/10/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lana and CJ,

Thanks for sharing the great news!!! PSA day is a big deal for all of us and your message gives us all hope. Here's to many more of the same...

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
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/10/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Lana. I hope that the zeroes will continue all his life. Great news like that keeps us hoping/ Thanks for sharing.
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


lawink
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   Posted 4/10/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Let us join in the good wishes Lana . . .so nice to hear. . . Here's to a lifetime of zero's.
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (62) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006 at age 60.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - Gleeson 3 + 4; stage T2; cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer) PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006; Feb, May, Oct 2007; May and November 2008.  WHOOO HOOOO! 
Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.


Swimom
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   Posted 4/10/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Such good news Lana. May there be many more posts just like today's in the future!


swim
 


KrisP
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   Posted 4/11/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi CJ and Lana,
That's great news!! I'm so happy for both of you. You have given me lots of great advice in the past and I'm so greatful for that. I wish both you guys a life time of zero's. Good luck
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


BillyMac
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   Posted 4/11/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
For Lana and CJ yeah turn Way to go! May there be many many more undetectables in your future.
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


Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 4/11/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, CJ and Lana,
Great news. So nice to hear of another zero! You must be doing something right.
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.


GreenAcres
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   Posted 4/12/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, we've been toasting you and didn't even know it! Super news - and isn't it nice to feel like you can relax a little. Full speed ahead.
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement. Up to 50% chance of recurrence.
PSAs remain undetectable; back in the land of "all clear."
Next PSA: April 09


Purgatory
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   Posted 4/12/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats and salute for another great zero, and many more to come!!
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
 
 


56pontiac
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   Posted 4/13/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Let's keep those Zero's coming!! yeah

creed_three
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   Posted 4/14/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dale, James C, Tony, Jim, Ed, Linda & Bob, Swim, Bill, Bob, Greenacres (my cyber-toasting buddy), David & 56,  for your warm wishes and kind thoughts. They have all been passed on. Thinking of you & hoping for good results for everyone well into the future.
cheers to you all, Lana & CJ  :-)
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: Oct 2008: 0.03:
Nov, 2008: 0.02; April 2009: 0.03 
 


creed_three
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   Posted 4/15/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
AND thanks to OUR MATE - KrisP! Sorry for leaving you out of the message below Kris. Hope you and your family are all well and still moving ahead with positive thoughts. So glad to hear from you. Take care, Lana

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: Oct 2008: 0.03:
Nov, 2008: 0.02; April 2009: 0.03 
 


CPA
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   Posted 4/16/2009 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Lana. Keep those zeros coming in. David
Age 55
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 positive with 2 marginal
Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
RRP 4 Feb 08
Both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated - Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
Catheter out Feb 13 - wore pad for couple of days - pad free Feb 16
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

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