10 Mo. PSA- ZERO

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BillSD
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 7/14/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got the results of my PSA test and it is "immeasurably low" or <0.1.
 
I tried not to get anxious, but going through the waiting game is a bit like being diagnosed all over again. My oncologist/hematologist says not to come back for six months...which is OK by me. I take that as good news. Praise God!
 
I cannot adequately express how much HW has helped me through this journey. You guys (and ladies) are the best!
 
Bill in San Diego

Age 61 (59 @ 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

Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX

SV, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free

Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present

IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) Ended 1/27/09

PSA (10/13/08) <0.1 - (3/13/09): <0.1


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4835
   Posted 7/14/2009 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
GREAT NEWS yeah
Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 7/14/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, that is wonderful news, go celebrate for all of us!!!!
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
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, they want to start radiation, 70 gray, I am still considering all options and opinions
 
 


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 7/14/2009 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Bill...
Awesome...you are a big fat zero...I always knew you had it in you.... turn
 
Tony
 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
 
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  
 
STAY POSITIVE!


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 7/14/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Bill, really great news, 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


down not out
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 7/14/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear the news. Yes, this site has been a comfort when I needed it, especially when I was sitting in my recliner with a tube up my willy lol. Mark.
Open retropubic prostatectomy 12-15-2008
Catheter removed 2 weeks later, no leakage problems
Margins clear, nodes clean
Return to work 6 weeks post-op
Resumed regular workout routine 8 weeks post-op
Taking Cialis daily
Age  55
pre-surgery PSA 9.04
3 month post-op PSA 0.07


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 7/14/2009 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bill,

Congrats to you, my friend!

But a little different then Tony, I'll say we always knew you had it OUT of you! tongue

All the best,

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


BillSD
Regular Member


Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 7/15/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I feel a bit guilty celebrating my renewed membership in the Zero Club when I know some folks I have come to love through HW are facing challenges.

Purgatory, I'll take you up on the advice to celebrate for all of us...and pray for the day when we all roll zeroes with each test.

Bless you all, my dear friends.

Bill

Age 61 (59 @ 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

Post-OP Gleason 3+4=7, Stage pT2c pN0 MX

SV, perineural margin, 18 lymph nodes, bladder neck: all carcinoma free

Perineural invasion & Distal Margin: Carcinoma present

IMRT adjuvant radiation (35 Treatments) Ended 1/27/09

PSA (10/13/08) <0.1 - (3/13/09): <0.1

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