personal update: salvage radiation

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Galileo
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   Posted 1/6/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got my PSA results back. It has now been about 3 years since I had IMRT for a rising PSA after surgery.
My PSA remains less than 0.1.
Although I know I have a long time to go until I can assume I'm off the hook, I am of course relieved. I admit that I am a "glass half empty" person and I always think that this will be the time my PSA rises.
But not now, at least.

Happy New Year!



smilewinkgrin
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) total dose 70.2 Gy, Jan-Mar 2007@ age 44
PSA 6/07 0.1, 9/07 and thereafter <0.1
http://pcabefore50.blogspot.com


Arnie
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 372
   Posted 1/6/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Year, indeed, Galileo.........pins & needles, pins and needles. I can only imagine what it's like for the guys who have the rising PSA, undergo SRT, and then wait to find out how well it worked. But 3 years and counting, ya gotta love that, no matter whether you're a half empty or half full guy. Congrats!!
 
Arnie in DE
Age 56 (biopsy & surgery)
PSA at Diagnosis-3.9
Biposy 8/19/08--4 of 12 cores positive; 5% involvement, Gleason 6 (3+3)
 
Surgery 1/26/09-DaVinci Robotic Prostatectomy at Presbyterian Medical Center/HUP-Phila, PA
Dr. David Lee
 
Pathology Report- Adenocarcinoma, no capsular involvement, seminal vesicles clear, lymph nodes clear, negative margins, Gleason 7 (3+4), Stage T2C, NO MX, Prostate 61.8 grams, gland involvement 2-10%
 
Catheter removed after 8 days, totally dry at 3 months. ED issues continue, Viagra (via ADC) nightly (100mgs), VED use in earnest at 6 months. "Ball Park Frank" plumping at this point......ED at 10 months continues to improve, albeit slowly. Continued daily use of 100mg Viagra (ADC). Discontinued pump use; manual stimulation to varying states of erections; achieved penetratable erection on a couple of occasions
3 month PSA--<0.1
6 month PSA--<0.1
10 month PSA--<0.1


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/6/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
You are doing great, actually jealous of your new record. 3 years and counting after SRT and still pulling a zero, you should definitely begin to breathe easier. Very happy for you.

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
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 in place


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2222
   Posted 1/6/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Tha is great to hear and i hope many more years of that number for you. It does give hope to those of us who will be starting IMRT, as will I on 1/18/10. Glad to hear from you and thanks for the update.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margin slightly involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only, now none
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Consulting with Primary Urologist for further tx.
Great family and friends
Michael


Jakester
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 285
   Posted 1/6/2010 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic! Looking forward to you posting the same result every time! It never gets old!

Jake
Diagnosed 8/2008 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60 at dx
7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08
Post Op pathology clear margins, confined to prostate, absent extraprostatic extension, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4 and location in right mid-gland.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
11/12/09 chest xray was clear, psa however up to .3,
01/05/10 psa still .3, radiation setup done with tats, 35 sessions follow


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 1/6/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great, love to hear that success running long term...
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, ED Continues-Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 1/7/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope not now is right. In the mean time you continue with your work in support groups and your determination to help others that remains simply remarkable. Thanks for all you do.

Peace...

Tony
Prostate Cancer Forum Co-Moderator

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