Three year PSA after surgery

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egor
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   Posted 5/4/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't posted anything since my successful sling surgery, September of last year. I've been busy having two hip replacements.
But that doesn't mean that I'd forgotten about my cancer.
 
I just got my latest PSA reading three years after surgery. It's 0.03, undetectable. I'm quite relieved, as my previous reading had gone from 0.02 to 0.03. (I know, that this is unfounded PSA anxiety, but I was worried, anyway).
 
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
3 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.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 5/4/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
ED, big congrats to you, for the 3rd year mark with a big zero. Just remind yourself, a .02 is every bit a statistical zero as .03, nothing to even be concerned about, you are doing great
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
 
 


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 5/4/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi egor

Great news on the 3 year PSA

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
 


CPA
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   Posted 5/4/2009 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ed. Sounds as if you have been a busy, busy, boy. Congratulations on the 3 year PSA - here's wishing you a lifetime of zero's. 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


rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/4/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news. Hope you are getting some good hips too.
 
Age 49
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
12 month  PSA <.04 (low as the machine will go)
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue but getting better


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 5/4/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed-
Congrats!! What fantastic news!!!
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.

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Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 5/5/2009 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to Go Egor ! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
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"


Gunner59
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 109
   Posted 5/5/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats, that's really excellent news. Keep up the good work! :)
Age 48 at diagnosis
3 Jul 08 PSA 27.21
Biopsy positive 3+3=6 on 9 of 24 punches
Bone scan clear
22 Sep 08 Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic Lymphadenectomy
Gleason 3+4=7 after prostate removal, lymph nodes clear
Stage T2B
PSA at 3 months=undetectable
6 month PSA still 0

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