psa less than .05

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oldflyingfarmer
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/16/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
My 6 week post op doctor visit went very well today. My psa was less than .05 which is what I was hoping for. He still recommends radiation because of the agressiveness of my cancer. I talked him into putting it off for 3 months while I continue to heal and learn more about radiation. I appreciate all of the help, thoughts and prayers from everyone. Hopefully I can continue helping others.
Age 55
Diabetic on insulin pump
PSA started rising in 2007
2 negative biopsiesthru 2008
2009 PSA 31, TURP found Gleason 9 cancer
Started holistic approach while waiting for surgery
RRP on May 27, 2009
Cath out 2 weeks after surgery
Very little drip, some pain
Waiting for post-op doc visit July 16, 09 with fingers crossed


James C.
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   Posted 7/16/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats, that's great news.  Welcome to the zero club and wishing you a lifetime more of them. 

Purgatory
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   Posted 7/16/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Farmer, welcome to the official zero club. I think you are right in wanting to think through before you go into radiation, I am on a similar path.

David in SC
Age 57, 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 capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, they want to start radiation, 70 gray, I am still considering all options and opinions
 
 


IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 7/16/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Farmer,

Congrats on being the newest member of the zero club! tongue

Definitely an event to celebrate.

May it be so forever!

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


livinadream
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   Posted 7/16/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
THat is indeed great news and we appreciate you sharing it with us. Now that you are on the other side of surgery it is time to enjoy some of the life maybe you took for granted before. Cancer is an eyeopener. May you have many years of zeros and much peace and joy.

peace and love
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%
 


DS Can
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 7/16/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
WooHoo. We celebrate another zero. 
I hope you are still at zero in three months.  Keep us posted.
Keep healing.
Dan 
PSA 01/07 1.2, PSA 01/08 1.9, PSA 01/09 2.5
BIOPSY 02/24/09  PCa DX age 52
Right: 3+3=6, 3/6 cores 10% involved,PNI-Y
Left:  3+3=6, 1/7 cores <5% involved,PNI-N
LARP 04/09/09 nerve sparing. Final pathology:
GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative
Catheter out 04/17,1st no-pad day 05/03
25 mg Viagra nightly;100 mg:not ready for prime time
Followup PSA 05/28/09 <0.1
 
 


oldflyingfarmer
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 7/17/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the support. This is a great site to share and to help others on.
Age 55
Diabetic on insulin pump
PSA started rising in 2007
2 negative biopsiesthru 2008
2009 PSA 31, TURP found Gleason 9 cancer
Started holistic approach while waiting for surgery
RRP on May 27, 2009
Cath out 2 weeks after surgery
Very little drip, some pain
Waiting for post-op doc visit July 16, 09 with fingers crossed


goodlife
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Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 7/17/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Mr. Farmer

I left a post for you on the Docetaxel thread.

Congrats on the progress. Sounds like you and I are on a parallel path here.
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
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 7/17/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on the milestone!!! Cheers to a lifetime of zeroes!!! Sounds like a good plan you have and wishing you the best in your road to healing!

Father's Age DX 62 (now 64)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

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