One nice thing about post-op PSA tests

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STW
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/10/2009 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm getting my PSA tested every 3 months for the next while.
Now, every time it comes back <0.1 I have a reason to go out for a nice dinner to celebrate.
My wife is pleased to have an excuse. My plan is to be able to use it a lot. smilewinkgrin
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


Geebra
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 476
   Posted 6/10/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I was doing tests every two months with the same follow up. Maybe they should be monthly?

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


Radical
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 6/11/2009 3:02 AM (GMT -6)   

Good On Ya STW,

We do the same thing here, we call it a "PSA Party", my two adult kids and partners come over and we have a BBQ and a few reds. 

Lets hope the party's keep coming..................Cheers Mate.


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 (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"


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 6/11/2009 3:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, STW.  Definitely something to celebrate.  Trust those good reports will keep rolling in and the bbq's and celebrations will continue for many years to come.  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


Piano
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 847
   Posted 6/11/2009 4:21 AM (GMT -6)   
STW said...
I'm getting my PSA tested every 3 months for the next while.
Now, every time it comes back <0.1 I have a reason to go out for a nice dinner to celebrate.
My wife is pleased to have an excuse. My plan is to be able to use it a lot. smilewinkgrin

Then why not starting doing your PSA tests weekly? turn
Pre-op:
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 64.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.
Operation:
Non-nerve sparing RRP on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.
Post-op:
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.
PSAs:
6-week : <0.05
7-month: <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
ED:
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) are working well. VED also works but we find it inferior to Bimix.


DS Can
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 6/11/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the zero! Keep 'em coming.  Celebrate every one.

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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