Third PSA Results

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Jerry1
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 6/10/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hi All,
 
Third PSA results were 0.1 last one was 0.0 first was 0.1 doctor said could be lab but not to worry numbers still great.  However, still having problems after 8months with burning and frequent urination going for a CAT Scan on July 13th my uroligist thinks the Lymphocele I had after surgery may still be there not sure what they could do if it is but they think something is still pressing on my bladder.  Doc but me on new meds to stop going so much worked for a while but now seems same as before.
 
Jerry1

Age 69
DX 8/13/08 , PSA 4.0, Biopsy 14 samples 1 positive 12% of sample, Second option of biopsy from Methodist Hospital Houston same DX
Gleason Score 4+4 =8  Bone scan and MRI negative
Da Vince surgery on Oct 17, 08 Florida Hospital Dr Vipul Patel
Post Gleason report  3+3= 6 Lymph nodes on both sides negative
margins Negative  Stage II (pt2a) 
Cath out on October 29th left in longer due to small leak.
11/19/08 dry no more pads
12/2/08 first PSA <0.1
 3/6/09 6 Month PSA 0.0
 


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 6/10/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Well Jerry...don't know if this is congrats or not. I know that you would have hoped for a wee bit lower PSA reading, but like they say...it is what it is. Hopefully the CT scan will be able to help in identifying the urination issue that has been troubling you. Nine months of this problem would certainly weigh more on my mind than the semi-low PSA results.

Lets us know how the scan works out and what the next step will be.
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


Geebra
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 6/10/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Some lab techs use 0.1 and <0.1 interchangably.

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)

1/8/2008

33.90

1/11/2008

29.50

1/31/2008

38.20

2/21/2008

32.00

3/13/2008

26.20

4/3/2008

26.60

4/24/2008

20.60

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

2/6/2009

0.10

4/26/2009

0.17

5/22/2009

0.20


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 6/10/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jerry.  My doc only says .1 and calls it zero.  Too much variable so .1 or less is what they look for and I never am told anything other than .1. 
On the frequent urination issue my doc put me on Detrol LA.  It seems to help some although I still get up to go at least once a night usually and sometimes twice. 
Trust you will find a good solution and that your PSA will continue to be what it needs to be.  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

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