My wife got the results. Another zero.

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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 7/10/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, as I mentioned in another post, I had my PSA test yesterday and was expecting to get my result on Tuesday when I see my doctor. My wife, who seems to be more anxious than I am, called the doctor's office and got the result. She called me while I was on the golf course to tell me that I had another zero. Needless to say, The news made me very happy but didn't improve my golf score. I'm very thankful to God, my doctor and all of you. I hope to stay in the zero club.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Bilateral 10-20% involved
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1


jacketch
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 179
   Posted 7/10/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the Zero. Sorry about the golf score.
62yo
V10.46 Dx Feb-09
RRP 5-5-09
No adverse SE
PSA 6-19-09 -0-
 
Thriving, not just surviving!
 


CapnLarry
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 7/10/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Cheeze. All that work for nothing! smilewinkgrin
Larry Shick
Personal homepage incl. PCa story: www.sv-moira.com.
01/09: Diagnosed (age 60) biopsy PSA 4.4, free PSA 9%, T2c stage, Gleason 7 (3+4), 7 of 14 cores; 6'2", 200 lbs.
03/09: Robotic surgery (Dr. Kawachi, City of Hope) 47 gms, 10% involved, staging/Gleason unchanged (pT2cNXMX), margins clear, no ECE/sem ves involvement, fully continent from day 1, some success w/Viagra 50mg/day.
Followup: 05/09 0.006


CPA
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   Posted 7/10/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Ed.  Glad you got your results and didn't have to sweat out the weekend. 
 
By the way, I have found a perfect solution to help me shoot par on the golf course and finish a round in a reasonable time everytime.  I just quit whenever I get to whatever is par for the course.  I usually get to play 12 or 13 holes, sometimes only 11 and occasionally 14 or 15 holes.  Just quit when you get to 72 tongue !.  David
Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


James C.
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   Posted 7/10/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   


Zero's- good, golf- bad (for your ego, at least...but it does teach humility)  Wishing you a lifetime of zero's...
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS 3/3=6
9/07 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
21 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
PSA's: .04 each 3 months


creed_three
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   Posted 7/10/2009 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ed,
This is great news - I can understand your wife's anxiety (personally!) so happy the news is good for both of you. Relax and have fun. Lana & CJ
Creed_three - Husband 51 yrs (49 years at diagnosis)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.   Undetectable <.1 PSA since, specifically, June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03. 


livinadream
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   Posted 7/10/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome news and thanks for sharing with us. We all hope and pray for a lifetime membership in the zero club.

peace and joy
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Casodex
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%
 


Purgatory
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   Posted 7/10/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Very good news, Ed, happy for you and your smart wife!
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
 
 


goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 7/10/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news. I wonder how many zeros it takes before we feel the heat is off, or is this the rest of our life ?

I guess we just have to take one zero at a time !
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks due to anatomical issues with location of ureters with respect to bladder neck.  Try 3 tubes where no tubes are supposed to be for 2 weeks !
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03


Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 7/10/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your support. I think anxiety will be there for a while. It may decrease after a couple of years but the first year is probably the worse.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Bilateral 10-20% involved
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
1st PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice job, Ed.

May your PSAs and golf scores stay low!

Barry
Da Vinci LRP July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
6th PSA 06/09 still less than 0.1

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