six weeks psa undectable

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/8/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
  hello i can say the last few months have been scary. when they told me i have prostate cancer i thought they were wrong a 41 year old dose'nt get that i was too young. boy was i wrong. Anyway i first had a psa test scored 8.4 two weeks later 10.5 biospy showed that 41 year olds can get prostate cancer had davinci robotic laproscopic surgery on 4/25/09 everything went well cather in for 10 days and i was feeling great wore a pad  for a few days after that. and my plumbing is back working its not at 100 percent but its getting better. my thoughts and prayers are with you all we are all survivors. mark 

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 6/8/2009 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Mark - great start! And yes, PCa is getting younger all the time. We have a bunch of guys in our 40's here. Welcome to the forum.

Previous 5 biopsies over 4 years negative

PSA going from 3.8 to 28

Father died from PCa @ 78 - normal PSA and DRE

Dx Nov 2007, age 46

PSA 29, Gleason 4+4=8

Decided to participate in clinical trial at Duke

6 rounds of chemo (Taxotere+Avastin)















followed by RRP at Duke (Dr. Moul) on 6/16/2008

Gleason downgraded 4+3=7, T2c N0MX, one small positive margin

PSA undetectable for 8 months, then







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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 6/8/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Mark, to the otherside.  Stay tuned thou, you will get plenty of help here, from guys whom have been throuth it all, and are more than happy to help new comers.  It would be easier to help you further, should you like to post your signature, like most have done.  Just go to Control Panel above.  Good luck Mark and Welcome again........Nothard.

Age 51yrs
DX 11/11/08
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1c
Robotic Surgery 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason 4+3=7 (60% Grade 4)
Stage T2c
Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - Extraprostatic Extentions
Dry less than 1 week.
ED- taking Meds/ No results yet/still "NotHard"
PSA 1/09  .03
PSA 2/09  .03
PSA 5/09  .03
"Everyday in Everyway I get better"

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 6/9/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Mark.  Glad you are doing well.  My doc says my son needs to get checked at 35 since I had it and my father had it as well.  It seems to be getting to guys younger and younger.  Keep up the good progress and let us know how things are going. 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
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me

DS Can
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 6/9/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome Mark,

My doc says that the guys in their 40s tend to heal and recover quicker. 

When I quieted myself enough to think about it, my first thought at this moment was "that was the wierdest three months of my life..."

Congrats on the ZERO!  Keep 'em coming.


PSA 01/07 was 1.2, PSA 01/08 was 1.9, PSA 01/09 was 2.5.
BIOPSY 02/24/09, adenocarcinoma DX at age 52
 Right:GS 3+3=6, tumor 3/6 cores, 10% involvement,PNI-Yes
 Left: GS 3+3=6, tumor 1/7 cores, <5% involvement,PNI-No
LARP 04/09/09,nerve sparing. Final pathology:
 GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative.
Catheter removed on 04/17. First no-pad day was 05/03.
ED treatment is 25 mg Viagra nightly.
First followup PSA results on 05/28/09: <0.1,undetectable!

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 6/10/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
You're a few days ahead of me. Surgery was six weeks ago yesterday. PSA is nada.
However, things were ugly enough that we'll be checking every three months for a while.
Been off pads for a week.
Now I just need to get those little squirts taken care of when I laugh unexpectedly.
Oh, and that ED thing.
Diagnosed at 54
PSA 8.7
Biopsy 1/7/09
4 of 6 cores positive, one at 90%
Gleason 3+4=7
Neg bone scan 1/15/09
One shot Lupron Depot 1/27/09
Tax Season
RP 4/29/09
Neg lymph nodes, postive seminal vesicle, neg margins
Gleason 3+4=7 with tertiary 5
Catheter out at 2 weeks no nighttime incontinence
Pad free week 5
PSA 6/6/09 <0.1

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