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CPA
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   Posted 1/6/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, everyone.  Just got back from my doc's office.  The lab tech drew the blood at about 3:30 and about 3:50 she came out and handed me a slip of paper that said less than .1, gave me a thumbs up, and off I went.  Dale, I'll be glad to pay my renewal dues -  just send me an invoice!  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


Burlcodad
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 1/6/2010 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news
diag 9/09
 
age at diag 54
 
PSA 6/09 1.3
 
stage 2b (biopsy done because of firmness felt on right side)
 
3 positive cores out of 12 (all less than 25%)
 
Gleason 6
 
Surgery scheduled 1/13 at UP with Dr David Lee
 
 


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 1/6/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I am so very happy for you, you are on a roll of zero's there, can't get better than that.

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


Sonny3
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2448
   Posted 1/6/2010 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Daivd,

You Da Man!!. Just the kind of great news I needed after a long day of radiation, running errands and overseeing the construction on my mother-in-laws new bathroom.

I hope to see you renew your membership for years to come.

My good news for the day was I knocked off treatment #28 and only have 7 left.

The best to you,

Sonny
61 years old
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 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
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
NERVES SPARED-positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT scheduled to begin Nov 30,2009 (74 days post surgery)


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 1/6/2010 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, David, I am happy for you, keep those zero's rolling
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


Herophilus
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 664
   Posted 1/6/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News...Best to you!
Hero

apacker1950
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 1/6/2010 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Great way to start the New Year!  Congrats!!

Allan


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.


CPA
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 1/6/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, guys.  I'm blessed and really appreciate your friendship and encouragement.  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


MaxBuck
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 1/6/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
CPA said...
Greetings, everyone. Just got back from my doc's office. The lab tech drew the blood at about 3:30 and about 3:50 she came out and handed me a slip of paper that said less than .1, gave me a thumbs up, and off I went. Dale, I'll be glad to pay my renewal dues - just send me an invoice! David
Up until now, I thought the "hole-in-one club" or the "mile-high club" were the ones I most wanted to be a member of. Funny how your priorities change!

Congrats, CPA! Great news!
Dx at age 56: Oct 09; PSA 5.8, followed up by 9.9 two weeks later (reproducibility of test - ?)
Biopsy ind cancer in 8/12 cores: Gleason 8 (4+4)
open radical retropubic prostatectomy Dec 4 09
Post-op pathology: 56 g weight, cancer in 21%, Gleason 7 (4+3, tert 5); margins clear, lymph node involvement 0/9, perineural invasion, T2c N0Mx (but showed clear from distant metastasis in pre-op bone scan and CT scan)
Continence data: 1 maxipad/day, with minor leakage when I get up from long seated position; ED pretty complete: some erection possible but current non-functional


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 1/7/2010 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes That is what this board needed today! Another Zero!

Jeff T
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
1year psa <0.01
ED- 5 mg Cialis daily, pump daily, going to try MUSE next. Next step injections.


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 1/7/2010 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
That is one excellent piece of news right there and may there be many more to follow.
Bill

beachbum50
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 1/7/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
 
David, wonderful news to begin a new year and decade! Keep on enjoying life on the other side!
 
Beachbumturn
Beachbum
 
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 15 of 16 samples positive
T2C
3+3=6
prostate weighed 40 grams
Di Vinci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours, 3+4=7
Record for Dr. Lance, 65% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins,Clean nodes,
First PSA at 5 weeks, UNDETECTABLE!
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
Second PSA 19 weeks post op, UNDETECTABLE 2/11/2008
Third PSA 5/12/08, six months post op, UNDETECTABLE
Fourth PSA 8/21/08, nine months post op, UNDETECTABLE
One Year visit in December 2008, UNDETECTABLE, now go visit every six months!
5/22/09 10 m0nth visit, still UNDETECTABLE
11/23/09 two year PSA still UNDETECTABLE
The Lord has truly Blessed me.


mvesr
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 1/7/2010 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi CPA

Great news

Mika
age at dx 54 now 57
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
ED is getting better
the shots work great, still can't give them to myself
two years of zero's


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 1/7/2010 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok David I have been out a couple of days. This is great news to come back to. I was running a free membership in the zero club but you missed it by one day so I will send you a bill in the mail.
Congrats my friend and what a way to start the new year. We are blessed.

peace and love
dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

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
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
92%
80%
37%
28%


Ralph Alfalfa
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 1/7/2010 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, David, and I think Dale should extend the offer through Groundhog Day. After all, what with the economy, etc.

Bob
 AGE:58
 Dx: October,27(the day after my birthday)
 Psa 14.5
 Gleason:(4+3) 7 T1c
 Bone scan:Negative
 Cat scan: Negative
 Biopsy: 4 of 12 positive, left side, pre-cancerous on the right.
 Confined to prostate.
 DaVinci Jan. 19th, No lymph node involvement, all margins clear.
 8 week PSa <0.01
 Gleason downgraded to (3+4)7
 6 month Psa , 0.1 
 9 month Psa,  0.2  Doubled! Criminy!
 Started RT 10/28...one year since diagnosis.


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 1/8/2010 3:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Great new to hear David! Stay well & Celebrate!
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52 yrs (49 years at diagnosis).
PSA (2002) 2.1. (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. 2 small multifocal lesions. Contained. Undetectable <.1 PSA since: June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03. Next PSA April 2010.

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