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   Posted 10/15/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel for you livinadream.  I feel guilty posting my results.  I just got the word my 12 month PSA is <.1
Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
OPEN RP 10/08  Johns Hopkins
pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6
PSA Undetectable

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/15/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great news, Chris, we always relish in hearing good news and zero reports here. Gives hope to all concerned.

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% 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 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/15/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Never feel guilty about getting a zero. We will pray, encourage and hope for those of us who have to go to the next step.
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
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 4 months
8 weeks PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1

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   Posted 10/15/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Chris, I know what you mean when you say you feel guilty about zeros, but as a 4 year zero man I want to congratulate you and hope you have a lifetime of them.

Dx PCa age 54. Jly 05- PSA 8.1 Sept 05- PSA 10.7
Sept 05- Biopsy  9 of 12 cancerous, Gleason 3+3=6, T2
Bone scan and cat scan showed hot spot on hip bone.
Oct 05- bone biopsy, ouch.  benign , no cancer in bones.
Nov 05- PSA 15.4 Nov 18, 05- Nerve sparing open RP at Huntsman Cancer Center, by Dr. Robert Stevenson. 100% continence at 3 months. ED- Tried the big 3 pills with no results. Feb 06-Started VED, worked, but painful with constriction rings. May 06 started Trimix injections.
ED appears to be perminant but doing great with Trimix.
PSA remains undetectable.

James C.
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   Posted 10/15/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
ChrisR, good news is always welcome. Congrats on your results
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 110gms.- Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Stg. pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
24 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN

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   Posted 10/15/2009 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent Chris!

Always a blessing to read great news like this.

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.    

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 10/15/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Always be proud of those Zeros......Never guilty...

Jeff T
Cajun Country
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

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   Posted 10/15/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks guys for your responses. I still wish things could be good for everyone here.

BTW.  It has been a very stressfull week.  I had my blood drawn last Friday at my GP office.  They said the results would be back on Tuesday.  I called once on Tuesday and they said the Dr. would have to sign them before they could tell me what the results were.  I called twice on Wednesday and they finally said the test was on his desk and they would call me.  What ticks me off about this is that the Dr. and staff knows this is a PSA test for recurrence, not just something simple like high cholesterol.  They know I am anxious to find out what it is.  I waited on Thursday until 1:30pm and no word.  I finally called my Uro. in Wheeling, W. VA., gave him the labs phone number in Columbus, OH and guess what?  He called me back in 2 hours with the results.  My GP and his staff evidently don't care about what they put people through.  It was basically 5 days of torture.  Needless to say I am finding another GP.  I hope he tries to bill me for the test...I think I'll make him wait 5 months to get paid. 

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

Post Edited (ChrisR) : 10/15/2009 10:21:03 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the zero there Chris. I agree, the delay in notification in telling you is wrong. Getting a new GP or at least letting him know how you feel is in order.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08
                 12 month Oct 2009 .09 

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 10/16/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Chris,
Keep down the good work...;-)

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)
Hormone Therapy May '07 to September '09 ~ Currently off.
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (October 7, 2009): <0.1

My Journal is at
My InfoLink page is at Tony's Prostate Cancer InfoLink Page


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   Posted 10/16/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't fee; guilty Chris I am excited for you. Heck I plan on rejoining the ranks of zeros soon. Keep in mind I am off HT so mine had to rise just a little but I do not expect it go any further north. Thanks for sharing you great news my friend and I hope you stay a zero for years to come. Enjoy the new chapter in life.

peace and love
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
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
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11

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

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   Posted 10/17/2009 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chris,

Congrats on the zero. It certainly gives me hope that future tests can be what we want to hear.

Keep well,
Age 64. Diagnosed with Pca January 2009.
PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c
TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, CT scan clear.
Treatment choice:
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy - September 29/09. 
Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I atribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet.
Robotic Prostatectomy - 09/29/09, back home 10/02/09.
Pathology - 10/14/09  Gleason Score remained at 3+3 = 6 as it was when originally diagnosed. There were no positive margins. Tumors were found in both lobes and involved 3-5% of the prostate. There was no Seminal Vesicle, Perineural, Lymphovascular or Lymph node involvement, and the bladder neck was also cancer free.

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   Posted 10/17/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   

Your stats. are like mine. You have virtually no chance of it coming back on you either.... 4/1000 have recurrence after 15 years and nobody has metastatic cancer. 99.6% of true organ confined Gleason 6 cancer never have to deal with it again.
Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)
OPEN RP 10/08  Johns Hopkins
pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6
PSA Undetectable

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