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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/13/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
The good news was my undectable.  The bad news was that I was stuck by the Lupron harpoon again.  4 more months of hot flashes.  But my next oncology appointment isn't until October ~ and we are stopping all treatments after this one wears off.  My oncologist explained that it will take up to two years before my T levels will return to the normal range, so probably up to 2 years of hot flashes still.  My T level on the last test was 50.  The new one isn't back yet.  Dr. V also said that while he is approving this to be the last injection, he thought 5 years on HT was even better than two in my case but he understood my desire to stop.  He said the protocol I am on is working well and he is now following it more and more with strong results.  By that he was referring to when I started at the clinic after surgery, I wanted to add adjuvant radiation to go with HT and I declined Taxotere.  He said then that studies did not support the RT in advanced cases.  He told me that is no longer the case and surgery/HT/RT is showing similar results in nearly 98% MTBF of advanced stage 3 cases at year 8.  I will also remain on Casodex for 4 more months. 
 
But I do have a good word for this ~ Woo-Hoo! turn
 

My PSA History

October 3, 2006                     19.8   Blind PSA screening, was unaware my doctor took it during other tests. 

October 10, 2006                   18.9   Recheck PSA

November 27, 2006                 13.9   Positive biopsy after antibiotics, Bone scan and CT clear

Surgery February 16, 2007                pT3b, N0,Mx, Gleaon 4+3=7, Positive margins, EPE, SVI  

February 28, 2007                  0.9    1st oncology consultation 

March 12, 2007                     0.1     Considering sanofi-Aventis Chemo study

March 23, 2007                    <0.1    1st Undetectable, Nadir

May 16, 2007                      <0.1     Adjuvant hormone therapy started, Adjuvant IMRT three weeks later; Declined Taxotere

July 18, 2007                       <0.1   

September 19, 2007              <0.1    HT injection

January 29, 2008                  <0.1    HT injection

May 9, 2008                        <0.1    HT injection CTC=0, T=53

September 17, 2008              <0.1    HT injection

January 13, 2009                  <0.1    HT Injection, CTC=0 T-50

May 11, 2009                       <0.1   Last HT injection  T pending

 

I thank you all for the love and support.  And I thank God for this wonderful blessing.

 

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!

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mikey1955
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   Posted 5/13/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Good for you, Tony. Wonderful news.

Mike


Lower left groin hernia: mesh and large scar: surgery early 2006
Nov/Dec 07 and March 08 and now Dec 08: Severe perineal pain (between scrotum and rectum). Septra/Bactrim for 8 months (Nov 07-Jun 08) for diagnosed prostatitis.
PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: Got copy of pathology (see below). Prostate about 40 cm sq.
General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
Bone scan Dec 08: Negative
Barium enema X-ray (March 09 due to several days of blood in stool)
MRI with endorectal coil (April 09 as part of a study)
3D advanced TRUS (April 09 as part of a study)
CT (April 09 as part of a study)
Biopsy Pathology: 5 of 8 cores positive, adenocarinoma in both lobes. 30%-65%. One core perineural invasion. 2 cores "foamy" and suspicious. All +ve cores, 3+3 GS 6.
Open RP surgery: 1st week of May 09.
Physical State: 10 miles brisk walking per week (border collies), 20 minutes/day hard weights plus 5 minutes per day elliptical trainer (target before surgery is 20).
Mental State: Mostly good. Sometimes questionable. 
 


Pelahatchie
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Total Posts : 86
   Posted 5/13/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Well done, here is to many more.
Age 45 at DX
 
DX 8/05 Gleason 5, Mayo clinic Second Opinion Gleason 6, PSA 2.8
 
Da Vinci surgery Dr. Dasari, Centennial Nashville 9/24/05
 
Pathology Report Gleason 6, 15 % on left side only very near to the edge of capsule, too close to call on margins, doc's said to watch it very closely, final decision T2A
 
PSA's have basically ranged from <.04 to .05 for two years.
 
no E.D. and no Incontinence, feel very blessed
 
PSA Nov 07 = .06
 
PSA Dec 10th 07 =.07
 
PSA Jan 4th 2008= .1
 
Started Guided IMRT on January 7th, 2008 to treat prostate bed and lymph nodes, completed on March 6th, 2008
 
PSA April 18th 2008 =.03
 
PSA August 18th 2008 = .01 or less, test only goes down to .01


Magaboo
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   Posted 5/13/2009 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Toni,
 
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am to hear the good news. Congratulations!
May all your future tests be that good.
 
 
Magaboo

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA on the 26 Jan., 09, =0.05. PSA tests now every 6 month


Bootheel
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Total Posts : 300
   Posted 5/13/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Tony. You have been such an inspiration to all of us here at HW.

Age 65
Diagnosed 10/12/07
PSA 6.3
Biopsy 18 core samples, 2 positive <5%
Stage T1a Gleason 6 (3+3)
LRP  1/29/08
Post-op
Gleason 7 (3+4)
1 positive margin (.3cm)
T2C
4/16/08- Started Bi-mix injections 
5/15/08- 1st Post-Op PSA 0.07 Undetectable
8/11/08 -2nd Post-OP PSA 0.02 Undetectable
8/15/08- No more pads as of today  Whoopee!!!
11/13/08- 3rd post-op PSA 0.02 Undetectable
03/02/09- 1 yr. post-op PSA .09 Undetectable


Radical
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Good on ya Tony, although I don't fully understand all of your treatment proccess, if your doing the "woo hoo's" so am I.  Congrats

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 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
TOny,

I am very, very happy for you, so glad its happening for you.

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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation
 
 


John T
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Tony, this is an inspiration for all those with advanced PC.
JT

64 years old.

I had an initial PSA test in 1999 of 4.4. PSA increased every 6 months reaching 40 in 5-08. PSA free ranged from 16% to 10%. Over this time period I had a total of 13 biopsies and an endorectal MRIS all negative and have seen doctors at Long Beach, UCLA, UCSF and UCI. DX has always been BPH and continue to get biopsies every year.

In 10-08 I had a 25 core biopsy that showed 2 cores positive, gleason 6 at less than 5%. Surgery was recommended and I was in the process of interviewing surgeons when my wife's oncologist recommended I get a 2nd opinion from a prostate oncologist.

I saw Dr Sholtz, in Marina Del Rey, and he said that the path reports indicated no tumor, but indolant cancer clusters that didn't need any treatment. He was concerned that my PSA history indicated that I had a large amount of PC somewhere that had yet to be uncovered and put me through several more tests.

A color doppler targeted biopsy in 11-08 found a large tumor in the transition zone, gleason 6 and 7. Because of my high PSA Dr. suspected lymph node involvement, 30% chance, and sent me to Holland for a Combidex MRI, even though bone and CT scans were clear.

Combidex MRI showed clear lymph nodes and a 2,5 cm tumor in the anterior. I was his 1st patient to come up clear on the Combidex which has a 96% accuracy,

I've been on a no meat and dairy diet since 12-08 and PSA reduce to 30 while I awaited the Combidex MRI.

The location of the tumor in the anterior apex next to the urethea makes a good surgical margin very unlikely. Currently on Casodex and Proscar for 8 weeks to shrink my 60 mm prostate. Treatment will be seeds followed by 5 weeks of IMRT while continuing on Casodex and Proscar. So far no side affects from the Casodex.

As of April 10 and 7 weeks on Casodex and Proscar PSA has gone from 30 to 0.62 and protate from 60mm to 32mm. Very minor side affects. Doc says all this indicates tumor is not aggessive

Awaiting schedule for seed impants

 


CPA
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Tony. Sounds like you have a plan! Thanks for all you do to encourage the brotherhood - we are glad you are here. 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


Tudpock18
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   Posted 5/13/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Tony, that is good news indeed.  I'm glad you are doing so well.

And, thanks for all you do here at HW...I'm sure all of us sincerely appreciate your contributions!

Tudpock


Age 62
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
T1C
PSA 4.2
2 of 16 cores cancerous
27cc
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 5/1/09.

don826
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   Posted 5/13/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Great news, Tony.

Just reward for one who does so much on this site to help others. May the good news continue and the recovery from the Lupron be swift.

Take care,

Don


Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear and chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis
PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones
PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone
PSA 03/09 .38 six months post radiation and nine months into hormones 
 
 
 


livinadream
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Tony I have been thinking about you alot lately. I had my last Lupron shot March 30th at my request. Not sure if I am doing right or wrong but I felt I needed a break. I go back to my hospital in July for testing.

Keep those zeros coming my friend. Love you

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%
 


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 5/13/2009 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news Tony. Your plan seems to be working. This gives all of us with high Gleason scores some hope.
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


jetguy
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   Posted 5/13/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   

YES!  Just great! 

Best,

Bill


August of 2006, PSA up to 4.2 from 2.7 one year ago. 
October free and total PSA 12% free and 5.0 total.
A month, or so later, 4.7.
Late in the year decide on Image Guided IMRT.
Begin 43 treatments on January 23, 2007 and finish on March 23.
 
Wow, almost two years behind.  I had a typical radiation bounce that
scared me, but it seems to be ok.  PSA is about 1.0 which is ok for
a rad guy at this stage of the game.
 
Got my FAA medical certificate back four months after starting my
treatment.  It's still a First Class, just jumping through a few hoops.


Ralph Alfalfa
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Total Posts : 469
   Posted 5/13/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
As far as your numbers, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy. As for the Lupron...keep on hanging on. There's a light at the end of the tunnel. But what a journey!

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.


mvesr
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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Tony

 

Great news, you deserve it.

 

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
 


rob2
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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Tony, this is great news.
 
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


biker90
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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you Tony!!!

Hang on for a few more months with the Lupron. Things WILL get better and the T WILL return...

Jim
Age 74. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .04 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 7/17/08 0.00.
PSA on 1/28/09 - 0.02
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 & 2/25/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in May 09.
Biker90's Journey
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."


montee
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   Posted 5/13/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations on the undetectable, great news. 

 


diagnosed sept 2006 @ 54 years old, live in Georgia, gleason 3+4=7, (r) lobe only

psa 4.7 (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern. If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)

Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT

RP Emory Atlanta December 2006. Path-negative margin, negative lymph nodes, negative SV, both Lobes involved, 40% gland involved
multifocal perineural invasion, Gleason 3+4=7

Fully continent 2 weeks post catheter removal

1st psa April 2007-<0.04, 6 mos-<0.04, 9 mos <0.04, 1yr <0.04, 21 mos <0.04, 2 yr 0.04 (rising?) 27 mos-0.05


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 5/13/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't tell you enough how happy I am for you. You are a trailblazer and a friend to so many of us here! Crank that AC up and try to chill for the next four months....or pack you and Ruthie up and move to Seattle. The rain will keep you cool. Congrats friend! Cheers to a lifetime of undetectables!
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


jwb187
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   Posted 5/13/2009 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tony, I haven't posted for quite a while but saw where you scored another .00 on your latest psa test. keep them coming. I thought you had your last Lupron like in January.....has the doc extended you past the two year line??? I hopefully got my last stab April 3 which will bring me to my two year mark this July. My readings have all been undetectable which I hope holds out. Good to see you are still very active on the forum, as many other posters have said, you are an inspiration. Keep up the good work.....jwb.
age: 63
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
DaVinci 4-24-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.
June 5, 2007 1st psa post surgery 0.62
June 27, 2007 second psa post surgery 0.59
June 27, 2007 started Lupron injection (24 mos)
September 6, 2007 scheduled to be marked and prepped for radiation therapy.
Start IMRT therapy on September 13, 2007.
September 26,2007 psa test .08
Finished IMRT therapy October 31!!!
January 17, 2008 psa test .<.05!!!!
April 8, 2008 psa test .<.05!!!!
July 10, 2008 psa test .<.05!!!
October 9, 2008 psa test.<.05!!!
January 8,2009 psa test. <.05!!!!


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 5/14/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi jwb!
It is very nice to see you again. You are doing a great job stringing the zero's too.

I love you all. This site has been so good for me ever since I got here after being diagnosed and scared and confused. Thank you. What great feeling to know I have such great friends so close.

Peace,

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!


BillyMac
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   Posted 5/14/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent, excellent news Tony. No doubt about it you are a trail blazer and a fine example of why we all need to get a good handle on this disease. Again, my heartfelt congratulations. 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


Bluenose
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   Posted 5/14/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   

 

..way to go Tony, here's to ya'! 


 
  age: 53 @ Dx, Pre-op PSA Feb 08' 5.0, April 08' 4.1
  Biopsy 5.1.08, 5 of 15 cores postive, T2a, Gleason 3+4=7
  DaVinci performed 7.29.08
  Bladder sling installed, umbilical hernia repaired during surgery.
  Path report, "cancer fully contained, margins clear".
  Cath removed 8.8.08, ED therapy begins 8.9.08
  100mg Viagra three times a week, pump for ten minutes daily
  and hold for ten minutes.
  8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg, immediate results
  9.15.08 Pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the day
  9.18.08 1st Post-op PSA Undetectable Zero's....Yes!
  12.22.08 2nd Post-op PSA  Zero's still...
  Pads gone 1.3.09, finally found the courage...Thanks ya'll
          ".....tryin' to reason with hurricane season...."
       


BillSD
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   Posted 5/14/2009 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   

Could not have gotten better news to start my day. Way to go, Tony! We love you, brother. Thanks for all you do to lead, encourage and inspire us all.

Blessings,

Bill in SD


Age 60 (59 when Dx) PSA 4.4
Biopsy 5/15/08 Gleason (3+3=6)
Bone scan and pelvic CT: clear
HT - 2 mo Casodex, 3 mo Trelstar
RRP Surgery 9/15/08 La Mesa California
Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX
Seminal vesicals, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free
Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present
IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) End 1/27/09
PSA (10/13/08): <0.1
PSA (3/13/09): <0.1
 

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