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mgl
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 4/15/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Got the results from from my 6th post procedures psa, up from 0.16 to 0.20
Dr said not the way wanted but still very low, and at this time he doesn't want to put me on anything esle, will get checked again in 4 months
I wish it had been better, but it could have been a hell of alot worse
a relief for another 4 months
50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT3a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19
psa aug 2007 0.28
37 treatments IMRT ended 10/26/07
psa Jan 29 2008 0.10
psa april 30 0.14
psa aug 21, 0.16
psa dec 17 o8 , 0.16


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 4/15/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
You are right........it would have been nice if the reading had remained the same. The increase though is quite small.....0.04, so like you say, it could have been much worse. With any luck you might see a leveling over the next 4 months so until the next test is due, sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.
Bill
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


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 4/15/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes holding our own, or close to it is acceptable for a reason to celebrate. Let's celebrate you getting 4 more months of nothing unusual... smilewinkgrin
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


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1211
   Posted 4/15/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi mgl,

I see that our stats are very similar, although, I am quite a bit older. I have read from others on this site, that some times the PSA takes a 'bounce' after EBR treatment. Hopefully your very small increase in PSA is just that, a bounce. In any case, try and enjoy the next few month as much as you can and hope for no increase (or decrease) in PSA later this year. I'll keep my fingers x'd for you.
All the best to you and stay in touch.

Magaboo
Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month

Post Edited (Magaboo) : 4/15/2009 12:27:11 PM (GMT-6)

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