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rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/24/2009 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my one year check up today (a few weeks shy of my 1 year anniversary from surgery) and the PSA came back undetectable.   Thanks for all the support over the past year.  I believe post surgery recovery for me has been a lot more emotional/psychological that physical.  this site has been great for support on all issues.  I have communicated with you all more than some people face to face.
 
 
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


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 4/24/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news Rob and I know it is a relief. I am truly happy for you my brother. Glad you are in the zero club and I pray you will stay with us for years to come. As wonderful as this is we need to be mindful of our brothers that having rising PSA. They need our continued prayer and support.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful news. It makes for a good day.
 
peace and love
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) 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%
 


Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 4/24/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Good on Ya Rob,

As you can see our signatures are very similar, age and gleason, Just hope my 12 month aniversary is as good as yours smilewinkgrin ..............cheers Rookey


Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
DRE - Negative
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason 4+3=7
Stage T2c
Three small foci total volume 10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week (unbelievable)
ED- taking Meds/ No result yet
PSA 28/1/09 0.03
PSA 24/2/09 0.03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2457
   Posted 4/24/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Good news Bob. I'm older than you but our PSA and Gleason score are very similar. I hope to join your zero and my year anniversary.
Age: 67
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.
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
seminal vesicles clean
Lymph nodes: not dissected
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1


Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 4/24/2009 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent news, Rob
Glad it stayed zero and may it stay that way forever. This site has been a wonderful wealth of knowledge, and if put to use , provided us all with comfort and empowerment.
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.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25354
   Posted 4/24/2009 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Rob, that is truly wonderful news, I am so happy for you ,and hope it stays that way for years and years to come.

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
 
 


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 4/25/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Rob, congrats of the zero, wishing you a lifetime of them
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


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 4/25/2009 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rob.

This is such great news as you make your way on this journey. I hope you have many more good PSA's.

Mika
age at dx 54 now 56
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
Tossed the pads this spring
ED still a problem
Got a shot last week and it was great
A year an a half of zero's
 


kcragman
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 240
   Posted 4/26/2009 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
rob2:

Outstanding. I am hoping for the same results in a couple of weeks.

I hope your ED thing improves. I'm at about 75% right now. On the other hand, I'm still wearing one pad a day. But as this soccer season has started, I have noticed that I can now get thru a pretty energetic practice with a few leaks. They are so inconsequential that by the time I get home, I forget all about them and don't change pads until I get up the next morning. That is a far cry from last spring, when, if I moved around very much at all, I would end up soaking the pad, my shorts, and everything else.

Wishing you all the best,
kcragman
Age: 53; 52 at DX
March 2006: PSA 2.5
Dec 2007: PSA taken for insurance application. I did not see the results until late
Jan '08 - after I was rejected. Their lab said PSA 4.5.
Feb 2008: PSA 3.7.
March 2008: Biopsy. Gleason 7 (4+3) 12 cores taken. 5 on the left side were
cancerous and the 6th was suspect.
May 5, 2008: Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy at GW Hospital, Washington DC.

Post op: Gleason 9 (4+5). 15% of prostate involved. Stage: pT3a. Negative margins. Lymph node and nerve samples taken, and appeared to be cancer free.

July 2008: PSA at 7 weeks was undetectable.
August 2008: PSA at 14 weeks (3 months) was undetectable.
Nov 2008: PSA at 6 months was undetectable.
Feb 2009: PSA at 9 months was undetectable.


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 4/26/2009 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news Rob.  Keep the zeros rolling in for a lifetime.  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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