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6071
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   Posted 4/28/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
got my 6 months Results to day psa <0.1 very nice
Age 61 at DX
Biopsy 7/2008 Positive 1 of 12 cores positive 3+4 5% To 10%
Open Radical Prostatectomy 15/10/2008
Stage pt2c
Post op staging Gleason's Score 3+4=7
apical margin is focally positive
no extraprostatic extension
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out on the 13/11/2008
4 week PSA < 0.1
4/02/2009 < 0.1
 
 






Purgatory
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   Posted 4/28/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
6071,

Big congrats on that second zero, may you have a lifetime of them. I am due in about 3 weeks for my 6 month number.

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
 
 


LV-TX
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   Posted 4/28/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellant 6071...keep em' comin'
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month April 2009 .06


6071
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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks dave
Good look on your 6 months i see you get the ultrasensitive test
we do not get the ultrasensitive test over hear
you had open Radical Prostatectomy 3 weeks after me
Where is SC
that was my third psa test and the Anxiety was big on this one
sorry i have Edit my Profile
Age 61 at DX
Biopsy 7/2008 Positive 1 of 12 cores positive 3+4 5% To 10%
Open Radical Prostatectomy 15/10/2008
Stage pt2c
Post op staging Gleason's Score 3+4=7
apical margin is focally positive
no extraprostatic extension
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out on the 13/11/2008
4 week PSA < 0.1
26/1/2009  < 0.1
20/4/2009 < 0.1
 
 







Purgatory
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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I live in Easley, SC, 10 miles west of Greenville in the Upstate by the mountains.
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
 
 


6071
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   Posted 4/28/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   

hi dave thanks but for me in little old ireland when you said Easley SC i had google it

i have a son liveing in Durham in North Carolina

thanks

 

 



Age 61 at DX
Biopsy 7/2008 Positive 1 of 12 cores positive 3+4 5% To 10%
Open Radical Prostatectomy 15/10/2008
Stage pt2c
Post op staging Gleason's Score 3+4=7
apical margin is focally positive
no extraprostatic extension
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out on the 13/11/2008
4 week PSA < 0.1
26/1/2009  < 0.1
20/4/2009 < 0.1
 
 






Post Edited (6071) : 4/28/2009 10:48:28 AM (GMT-6)


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 4/28/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!!! Fantastic news!!! Cheers to a lifetime of zeroes!
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


James C.
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   Posted 4/28/2009 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the zero, here's 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


sandstorm
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 4/28/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations 6071, may all your PSA's be zero.
Age at DX 57
5-18-07 PSA 7.7
5-06-08 PSA 4.6  8% free psa, but stable
10-23-08 PSA 5.65 4% free psa
11-04-08 biopsy
11-11-08 2 of 12 cores positive
Gleason 3+3  6  stage t1c / post-op 3+4  7  stage t2c
CT and Bone scan negative
Da Vinci RRP 01-09-09
Catheter removed 1-15-09
Pathology Report says it's gone!
Fully continent on 4-09-09, no more pads
First Post-op PSA 2-17-09   0.00


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/28/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
6971,
Great news. Keep those zeroes coming.
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


pa69
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Total Posts : 260
   Posted 4/28/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 6071,
Rolling a zero! Isn't it just the greatest feeling? I recently had the same feeling when I rolled a zero. It's great to read the responses from everyone sharing your triumph as well. Let's all keep it going!

Bob
Age 69, First ever PSA 7.8 taken June 2008, Biopsy July 2008, 10 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3+3=6
da Vinci surgery December 10, 2008, catheter removed December 29 2008
St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, Pa.
Dr. Frank Tamarkin

Prostate weight 73.0 grams, Gleason 3+3=6, stage pT3a
Tumor locations: right anterior apex, right posterior apex to mid
left anterior mid to base, left posterior apex to mid
extensive perineural invasion in right anterior apex, right and left posterior apex to mid
seminal vesicles negative

First post PSA < .1 Jan 16 2009
Second post PSA < .1 Apr 17 2009


mspt98
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 370
   Posted 4/30/2009 4:14 AM (GMT 0)   
Go for it, I had my 7 month PSA today (?), 0 again today!  Got my dates off a bit I'm afraid. Uro said forget about using trimix 2x/wk for penile rehab, he said try oral meds again, just use trimix if they don't work. So, here we go, cancer appears gone, but ED remains. He gave me samples and prescriptions for all the biggies, cialis, viagra, levitra. I'm kind of scared to try since they didn't do much before but here's hoping something has changed in 7 months, enjoy your zeros...........
my age=52 when all this happened,
DRE=negative
PSA went from 1.9 to 2.85 in one year, urologist ordered biopsy,
First biopsy on 03/08, "suspicious for cancer but not diagnostic"
Second biopsy on 08/14/08, 2/12 cores positive for Prostate Cancer on R side, 1 core=5% Ca, other core = 25% Ca, Gleason Score= 3+3=6 both cores,
Clinical Stage T1C
 
Bilateral nerve sparing Robotic Surgery on 09/11/08, pathological stage T2A at surgery,
No signs of spread, organ contained,
First post-op PSA=.01 on 10/15/08,
Second post-op PSA <.01 on 01/15/09,
Incontinence gone in early December '08,
ED remains, using daily Viagra and 2x/wk bimix/trimix injections for penile rehab


mspt98
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   Posted 4/29/2009 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
just trying to change my signature here, sorry

my age=52 when all this happened,
DRE=negative
PSA went from 1.9 to 2.85 in one year, urologist ordered biopsy,
First biopsy on 03/08, "suspicious for cancer but not diagnostic"
Second biopsy on 08/14/08, 2/12 cores positive for Prostate Cancer on R side, 1 core=5% Ca, other core = 25% Ca, Gleason Score= 3+3=6 both cores,
Clinical Stage T1C
 
Bilateral nerve sparing Robotic Surgery on 09/11/08, pathological stage T2A at surgery,
No signs of spread, organ contained,
3 0's in a row now, 7 months out
Incontinence gone in early December '08,
ED remains, uro said try oral meds and then trimix for sex only now


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/30/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Congrats on the BIG 0.  If you saw my post from yesterday I just got my 6 month 0 also.
The wife and I went to New Orleans to celebrate the 0 with some frineds.

Next thing to fix is the ED.  It is great getting the 0. 


Jeff T Age 57
9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable
 ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily,


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/30/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
6071,
Great news. Keep up the good work. David lives in South Carolina in the southeastern US.

For the record 6071 lives in Ireland. It sure is nice having friends around the world to share with. Personally, I wish we were sharing at the watering hole rather at a prostate cancer forum...:-)

Peace to you 6071.

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!


CPA
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   Posted 4/30/2009 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations.  Here's wishing you a lifetime of zeros.  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


mvesr
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   Posted 5/1/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 6071

Great news with the PSA. Hope you have many more of them

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
 


livinadream
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   Posted 5/2/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the zero club. By the way I am the self appointed president of the club so I will be sending you a list of fees due for joining the club. Just kidding my friend. I pray you will have many years of zeros.

peace and grace to you
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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   Posted 5/3/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Love Them Zero's yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
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