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KrisP
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   Posted 5/13/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
Very excited today as I got my fourth PSA result and its less than 0.1. Doc placed me on 6 months interval check now. As always its very stressful prior to getting the result but I'm very relieved with my result. Thanks to all who helped me along my journey.


Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

Biopsy: 3/5/2008; Pre surgery: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
t2b. DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.[/color]

Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4); Margins: Clear

First PSA (06/17/08) = <0.04 Undetectable

Second PSA (10/27/08) = < 0.1 Undetectable

Third PSA (02/11/09) = < 0.1 Undetectable


Radical
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Good on ya Kris, well done.  Come on Mate you have got a bit of homework to do now, lets see that big fat zero posted in your signature.............cheers "Not Hard"

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 results yet/still "NotHard"
PSA 28/1/09 0.03
PSA 24/2/09 0.03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"


Purgatory
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
COngrats to you, Kris, I am very happy for you, may those zeros keep rolling in for you
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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 


CPA
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Kris. Here is wishing a very long string of continuous zero's. Way to go! 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


creed_three
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   Posted 5/13/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
This is great news Kris. Wishing you all the best! Lana & CJ smilewinkgrin
Creed_three
Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   Undetectable PSA since Surgery (< 0.1) specifically,  
June 2007: 0.01; Oct 2007: 0.02; April 2008: 0.02: Oct 2008: 0.03:
Nov, 2008: 0.02; April 2009: 0.03 
 


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Kris. I wish you many more zeroes in your future. Dr Fagin is also my doctor and he put me on a 6 months PSA test after my first one. I think that I will call him and request that my next PSA be after 3 months.
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


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news. We share the day. Mine was good too.

Congrats Kris. Many more coming your way...

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 (May 11, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


livinadream
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Kris and glad you are remaining in the zero club. Keep it up my friend.

peace 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%
 


Salty_clark
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 5/13/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news Kris...looks like you are out of the woods or, at least, getting close to it.  Its been a year since we met in Dr Fagin's office and through it all with the torment of the periodic PSA tests it seems we are a couple of the lucky ones that just might get through this ordeal without further complications.  My heart goes out for the less fortunate guys who are undergoing further treatment beyond their primary surgery.  I hope and pray that they will be successful in ridding their bodies of this insidious disease.
Kris I salute you and your success and hope and pray for a similar result in six months.
 
Your Friend
 
Salty

Age 75 at DX 76 on 9 May 08
DRE positive with nodule 15 Jan 08
PSA 3.8 18 Jan 08
Biopsy 11 Mar 08 Gleason 8 (4+4) on the right 3 out of 12 positive <5%. Gleason 7 (4+3) on the left 1 out of 11 positive <5%.
Bone scan and CT scan Negative 12 Mar 08
Robot Assisted da Vinci prostectomy with Dr Fagin in Austin scheduled for 30 April 08.
- - - - - - - -
da Vinci successfully completed by Dr Fagin as scheduled.
Path Report:
Gleason downgraded to 3+4=7
Tumors confined to the prostate.
Bilateral tumor on right side 5 of 10 levels and on left side tumor present in 9 of 10 levels.
Margins Negative.
Extraprostatic Extension Negative
Seminal Vesicle Invasion Negative
Stage pT2c
As far as it goes between you, me and the fence post I am cured. 
06-24-08 <0.1 Undetectable.
09-23-08 <0.1 Undetectable.
01-10-09 <0.01 Undetectable. 
04-17-09 <0.1 Undetectable.
AUS/IPP installed by Dr Morey 1/21/09 Activation 03/09/09 successfully completed by Dr Morey...All Systems GO!  99.9% continent.


Ralph Alfalfa
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Total Posts : 469
   Posted 5/13/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Kris

Having to face those follow-up tests are a bit trying, to say the least. Mine comes next month. I'm glad yours came out well. Keep the goose eggs comin'.
All the best,

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.


BillyMac
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   Posted 5/14/2009 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Kris and here's to your zero only being one of a very long line. yeah
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


KrisP
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 5/14/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -6)   

Thanks everyone of your continued support. Like I said in many of my posts that the day after I was diagnosis was my luckiest day as I have found this forum and the most loving, caring people in the world. I'm glad too that I'm continuing to have good results. The hardest part of this I think is the waiting for the result as all kind of thoughts enters your mind incase you don't get the result you're wanting. Again thanks to all and a special thanks to Lana @ CJ and Salty.



ED C
Dr Fagin also put me on 6 months interval PSA test but I decided to get a 3 month check-up with my urologist in Dallas.


Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

Biopsy: 3/5/2008; Pre surgery: Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe
t2b. DaVinci Surgery on 4/21/2008 in Austin by Dr Randy Fagin.[/color]

Pathologist report upgraded to a Gleason 7 (3+4); Margins: Clear

First PSA (06/17/08) = <0.04 Undetectable

Second PSA (10/27/08) = < 0.1 Undetectable

Third PSA (02/11/09) = < 0.1 Undetectable
 
Fourth PSA (05/13/09) = < 0.1 Undetectable


dsmc
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 5/14/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Kris,
Great news, continue those Zeros coming! It was a very good day for you and Tony, which is always good to here. I had my PSA drawn yesterday for my first test after my Salvage RT so I will be expecting the same great news. Best of luck.

David
Age 53
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09 YEA!


LV-TX
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   Posted 5/14/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Kris...its gonna get easier now, much longer time between tests and lots less stress now. Keep them zeros coming.
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

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