10 Years and Undetecable......

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ChrisR
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
My father reached the 10 year mark last week.  He simply had radiation therapy 10 years ago when he was 58.   There is hope....


Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
OPEN RP 10/08  Johns Hopkins
pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6
PSA Undetectable


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 10/9/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -6)   
GREAT NEWS!!!! Chirs you hit that on the head....HOPE!!!!
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


qjenxu
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   Posted 10/9/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Good for him! Chris!'

My father in law was the same, 13 years. did radiation when he was 73. He eats everything, no diet at all. Hope we are all can be that.

Jennifer

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/9/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
You betcha!

Hope is a beautiful thing. Big congrats for your father...

Tony
 Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Gleason 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!


Purgatory
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   Posted 10/9/2009 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Chris that is wonderful news, happy to hear about someone that simply made it to the 10 year mark, it does give hope
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% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  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, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 - out  38 days, 9/14/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl.agree to start radiation, mapping on 9/21/9, 9/24 - mtg with uro/surg, 9/29- pre-op, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - suprapubic cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - first treatment IMRT.


lewvino
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   Posted 10/9/2009 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   

Contats to your dad. My dad was treated in 1997 with Proton and is doing well. I love HOPE.

Larry

 


Father treated for Prostate Cancer in 1997 with Proton Beam - Still doing well.
My Stats
Age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Biopsy 04/08 12 cores, 5 positive
Gleason 3 Cores at 4+3=7, 2 Cores at 3+4=7
Perineural Invasion Noted on biopsy

Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
 
Post Surgery - Dr. Spared 100% of Nerves on the left side.
Estimated that 50 - 70% of the nerves were spared on the right side.
 
Final Path report
20% of the prostate Invovled
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear
Positive Margin 1.8 cm in length Noted in Right Apex


Squirm
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   Posted 10/9/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
We need to see more threads like this, they're very uplifting and encouraging- long term undetectable rates. It seems some post their undetectable status for a year or two and then vanish.

Doting Daughter
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   Posted 10/9/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Woohoo!! Congrats to your dad! Thanks for the inspiration!
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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ChrisR
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   Posted 10/11/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Squirm. I agree. That is why I posted it.  Not enough long term encouragement here.


Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
OPEN RP 10/08  Johns Hopkins
pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6
PSA Undetectable


Sleepless09
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   Posted 10/11/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
ChrisR

Three cheers to your dad and thanks for sharing the good news!

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09  0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.    


56pontiac
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Total Posts : 232
   Posted 10/11/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting. You are right not enough long term encouragment. There are very few that continue to post after initial treatment. I'm trying to post after each blood test now every six months. It has now been three years. I hope to post positive results after 10 years. Hooray for your dad. He was a year older than I was when I got it at age 57.
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