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P-Ca-duceus
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 9/15/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
The last time I posted, it was about my first post-op PSA of 0.1 (1st gen test) done at five weeks. I was on the brink of a negative result and a little upset about the possibility of an early recurrence.
Now at five months, my PSA is below assay, or <0.1. Hurray!! So I'm through the door. I thought a little good news would help with all the serious posts lately.
Otherwise, I'm 99% dry, with a very small amount of stress incontinence. There is some response to oral meds with the ED. Best wishes to all my PC brothers, especially those dealing with less than good news.
12/2005-Age50-PSA 4.2-Biopsy negative
01/2008-Age 52-PSA 8.0-Biopsy negative (I should have known then)
01/2009 Age 53-PSA 17.8-Biopsy positive-Gleason 4+3, 1 of 24 cores!
Time to become my own best advocate
Special protocol MRI with Gadolinium dye at Brigham and Women's Hospital-
main tumor (1.9cm) is ANTERIOR (transitional zone), not accessible by biopsy. All is now clear.
04/02/2009-open RP with bilat nerve sparing- Dr. Jerome Richie (experience is #1)
Pathology- Stage T2cN0M0,Gleason 4+3, margins clear.
05/13/09 First post-op PSA 0.1
09/01/09 PSA below assay, <0.1


Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 9/15/2009 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome back, we are always eager for good news and a report of another zero by you, way to go. The good news gives hope to the rest of us. We can't let PCa win, so every little victory is reason to celebrate. Glad it was you this time. Please keep us posted.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20%, Contained in capsule, 1 pos margin
2009 PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/09 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/09 cath #6 - blockage, 8/09 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., agreed to start radiation, does not rec. HT at this time, mapping on 9/21/9


Sonny3
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2447
   Posted 9/15/2009 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the post. Good news is always welcomed and celebrated. It is especially good for me to hear your news, I leave tomorrow morning for Detroit to my surgery.

May your membership in the ZERO club never expire.

Sonny
60 years old
PSA November 2007 3.0
PSA May 2009 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative

Surgery set for September 17th, 2009 with Dr. Mani Menon at the Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.


DS Can
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 9/15/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Woohoo.  Certainly a reason to celebrate!  Keep it at 0.

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, 08/20/09 <0.1
 
 


CPA
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 9/16/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!  Keep those zero's coming in.  We trust you will continue to do well and continue to maintain your membership in the zero club for a long, long time.  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


Cajun Jeff
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4106
   Posted 9/16/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the post. That is the kind of new we love to see. Congrats.
Jeff T Age 57
9/08 PSA 5.4, referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3/4=7
10/08 Nerve sparing open RRP- Path Report: GS 3+3=7 Stg. pT2c, margins clear
3 mts: PSA .05 undetectable
 10th month  PSA <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next


P-Ca-duceus
New Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 9/17/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I have been approached by others for advice about my experience so far, so it is nice to be able to give something back to those that have tough decisions to make.
12/2005-Age50-PSA 4.2-Biopsy negative
01/2008-Age 52-PSA 8.0-Biopsy negative (I should have known then)
01/2009 Age 53-PSA 17.8-Biopsy positive-Gleason 4+3, 1 of 24 cores!
Time to become my own best advocate
Special protocol MRI with Gadolinium dye at Brigham and Women's Hospital-
main tumor (1.9cm) is ANTERIOR (transitional zone), not accessible by biopsy. All is now clear.
04/02/2009-open RP with bilat nerve sparing- Dr. Jerome Richie (experience is #1)
Pathology- Stage T2cN0M0,Gleason 4+3, margins clear.
05/13/09 First post-op PSA 0.1
09/01/09 PSA below assay, <0.1

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