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Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/4/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
In another thread Octorobo said:
Don't be discouraged, I am T3a- clear margins- at 15 months past surgery constant PSA .004 ( four readings at three month interval) - 4.5 before surgery GS3+4=7- Robotic surgery in 2007- going in two weeks for 21 month check up- expecting .004 again. My doctor said it's like real estate, location, location, location- that pesky cancer was just too close to the edge - not what we wanted but so far so good. You have a great doctor with good results.

Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 5/4/2009 12:45:51 PM (GMT-6)

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/4/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Octorobo,
Welcome to HealingWell. Great first post. You numbers look great even though you were a fellow T3 result. But you are showing us that it is still possible to do well with that result. And you started posting in support of another, and that's simply put ~ cool! I hope you stay with us. This is a great group. Very caring and compassionate support.


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  

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 5/4/2009 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome, new friend. Glad you joined us. From your post, sounds like you are doing very well so far, and that is always a good thing. Hope you continue to stay with us, appreciate your comments.

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

Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2461
   Posted 5/4/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Octorobo,
I'm glad you found us and sharing your great succesful story with us. I hope to get similar results to yours. Keep the 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

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