Good Biopsy Results

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bates
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/23/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very happy and thankful to say my biopsy showed no signs of cancer in all 12 samples.  I need to go back to the Urologist in 6 months and get a new PSA and DRE.  So, I am mindful that the biopsy is not full proof but I certainly feel a lot better.
 
Thanks to all for telling your stories. I will check back from time to time.  I also want to keep the promise I made to myself to take extra care of myself and not take my good health for granted.  God Bless you all.  wink

BillSD
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 6/23/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Excellent news, Bates. Congratulations! Keep those appointments for checkups, and don't be a stranger here.

Bill


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
 


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 6/23/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bates,
 
Congratulations on your wonderful report. I can just imagine the relieve you felt when you received it.
Just curious, what prompted you to get a biopsy? Don't be a stranger. Let us know how things turn out in the long run.
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


geezer99
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 990
   Posted 6/23/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news. We are really glad that you don't have to hang around here.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3 + 4 = 7
CAT scan 1/09 negative, Bone scan 1/09 negative

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Removed 03/08/09
Post surgical pathology report. Lymph nodes negative, Seminal vesicles negative
Surgical margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4 + 3 = 7
At 6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 6/23/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Very good news, this isn't a club anyone would want to join, but if you ever have the need, we are always here 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, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist
 
 


DS Can
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 6/23/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Well done, bates.
Thanks for the update. 
You are wise to check on this again.  Stay healthy.  Don't worry about things you have no control of. 
I still hope that you are one of the guys that never has to experience Prostate Cancer.
Dan
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!
 
 


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 6/23/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Nice job, bates! tongue

And congratulations on the results!  The biopsy is a great way to know what you are or are not dealing with.  I hope others take your lead and get more information, when appropriate, about their condition.

My results were the opposite, but I was so glad to know so I could make some plans.

All the best,


Barry ~ (a.k.a. "Idaho")

 

Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

Post-PSAs  09/07  <0.04; 12/07  <0.04; 03/08  <0.04;

06/08  <0.04; 12/08  <0.04;

06/09  =0.062 (doc says don't worry yet)

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com

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