update 27 months post-SRT

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Galileo
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   Posted 6/6/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thursday I got my most recent PSA results. It was less than 0.1 again.

I had surgery in April 2006--Gleason 3+4, positive margin, T2c. Although my PSA fell to less than 0.1 after surgery, it quickly began rising and I went to a local hospital for salvage radiation (SRT) in the form of IMRT. That was finished mid-March 2007. At 3 months post-SRT, my PSA was 0.1. At the next check it was less than 0.1 and has stayed there.

It will be a long time before I dare to say I'm cured, but of course I'm very happy with the result so far.
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) total dose 70.2 Gy, Jan-Mar 2007@ age 44
PSA 6/07 0.1, 9/07 and thereafter <0.1
http://pcabefore50.blogspot.com


Magaboo
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   Posted 6/6/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Congratulations on your great PSA test result. Except for our difference in age, our journeys are very alike (see my signature).
My first PSA result, about 6 weeks after EBRT, was 0.05, down 50% from when I started radiation. My first 6 month test will be in July and I'm hopeful that it turns out as good as yours.
Hopefully we will both be blessed with very, very low PSA test results in the years to come.
All the best to you.
 
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


sterd82
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 187
   Posted 6/6/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Galileo,

Good for you --- I know the feeling only too well! We're on a very similar time line--- nice to get 2 1/2 years of clean PSA under out belts, isn't it? Here's to another 50 years cancer free!
Sterd82
Age 49 - pre-surgery PSA 39 (at age 45)
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Gleason 3+4
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of May 14, 2008 undetectable
PSA as of November 25, 2008 undetectable
PSA as of May 22, 2009 undetectable


dsmc
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 6/6/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Galileo,
Congrats on the Great report. Guys keep the good reports coming. It makes me feel good with just having my first post SR a couple of weeks ago. I am of the same mind set as Ohio State.....and I am thankful! I hope I can string a few years along also. Good luck to you and keep us posted.

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!
05/14/09
1st PSA after Salvage RT <0.04..... Another YEA!


Galileo
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   Posted 6/6/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Sterd82, wow, our medical histories are very similar!

Thanks Magaboo and OhioState, for the kind words.
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) total dose 70.2 Gy, Jan-Mar 2007@ age 44
PSA 6/07 0.1, 9/07 and thereafter <0.1
http://pcabefore50.blogspot.com


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/6/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats!!! Milestones are milestones and today I will celebrate yours!! Every undetectable gives hope and we all need it! Cheers to your good news and a lifetime of milestones!
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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mspt98
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 375
   Posted 6/6/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Go, Galileo,
  I've seen your posts on web md, you are very knowledigible (misspelled?) and have helped so many with your info, please stay around forever to help all the scared newbies with your insight and wisdom, you helped me in the past...... 
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

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