timelines for PSA testing

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califlostnspace
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 4/12/2009 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a PSA test at week 8 post op (less than .01).  what are the recommended lengths of time to have the next series of PSA tests? 
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


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 4/12/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Based on your path report I would think that every six months would be what the doctor will recommend. In the mean time take care of yourself, enjoy family and friends and write the next chapter of life in a beautiful joyous way.

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%
 


egor
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 4/12/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   

My Doc did every 3 months for year 1, then every 6 months for year 2, then every year thereafter.

Ed


Ed from Rochester, NY 66 years old
PSA 6/06 1.9
4/06 Biopsy 1 core cancerous Gleason 3 + 3 = 6
8/06 Da Vinci Dr. Joseph, Strong Memorial, Rochester, NY
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7, negative margins
3 month PSA .01
6 month PSA .01
9 month PSA .02
1 yr PSA .01
1 1/2 yr PSA .02
2 yr PSA .03
1st collagen 12/07
2nd collagen 3/08
Imiprimine 7/08
still leaking about 120 ml/day 2 - 4 pad
AdVance Male sling procedure 9-05-08
Unable to void, catheter in for 11 days, then self-catheterization
Dry after Catheter removed, no exercise for six weeks from procedure date
Now, totally dry except for some post urinary dribbles.


KrisP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 4/12/2009 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had mine done every 3 months within the first year- next one due end of this month. Doc said after that he will schedule it 6 months apart.
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


rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1132
   Posted 4/12/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine has been every 3 months. I will be at the 12 month mark later this month and hope to go to 6 month.
 
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


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25394
   Posted 4/12/2009 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine is scheduled to be a egor above said, unless there is a rise
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
 
 

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