9 Month PSA 0.00 WooHoo!

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geezer99
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   Posted 2/3/2010 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
It took a week after the blood draw (machine broken) but I got my results this afternoon. Actually, I was so busy at work that I had forgotten it, but my wife remembered. Was it just my imagination or did the technician on the phone intentionally draw out the numbers?
The first number is .... Zeee...eeero
Poooiiinttttttttttttt
Zerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooooo
(deep breath)
Zeeeeeeero

Still need one light pad per day, but I can live with that. Serious ED, not quite ready to prick the prick but getting there.

Hoping that this encourages everyone on the road to recovery.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day


Purgatory
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   Posted 2/3/2010 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
geezer, you are well on your way to a string of zeros, big congrats to you, celebrate for all the boys!!!

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 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


larryandangieohio
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   Posted 2/3/2010 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Geezer ... Congrats on 9 mos! .... I just got my first <0.04 (as low as they could go) ... I hope to be following in your footsteps!

Larry

Age:58  PSA 8/06 8.74,  10/09 7.46,  12/22 6.50 Needle Biopsy  11/10/09: 16/16 cores positive 2 - 85% of tissue,

Gleason score 7 (3+4 with tertiary pattern 5). CT,Bone, and PET scans all negative.

Da Vinci laparoscopic prostatectomy performed on Jan. 07, 2010 at IU Simon Cancer Center…  Indianapolis, IN  Prostate size: 42 g Gleason score (primary + secondary):  4 + 3 = 7

Primary pattern (%):4, 60%  Secondary pattern (%): 3, 35%   Tertiary pattern (if present) (%): 5, 5%

Histologic type: Adenocarcinoma   Variant histology present: No   Multifocality: Yes

Extraprostatic extension: Yes   Seminal vesicle invasion: No   Cancer at surgical margin:No  

Bladder neck involvement: No    Lymph-vascular invasion: No    Perineural invasion: Yes

Catheter removed Jan-19-10  Dry Nights 2 pads/day  Baseline PSA checkup appt 2/3/10

 


goodlife
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   Posted 2/3/2010 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go. Race you to one year !

Just realized we are on parallel paths. That zero does feel good doesn't it ?
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01


James C.
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   Posted 2/3/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news, congrats...Wishing you a lifetime of them, welcome to the zero club..
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


Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 2/3/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Geezer; GREAT news...Keep smiling!

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.
15 months out injections Caveject (success)


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/3/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeeeeha!

Great news!

Tony
Prostate Cancer Forum Co-Moderator


keysailfisher
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Total Posts : 347
   Posted 2/3/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go. Happy for you.
 
Neal
age 45
psa 3.09
Biopsy results 12/9
Left side base 3+3=6 21% 2/2 cores positive
Left side mid  3+3=6 100% 2/2 cores positive
Left side apex 3+4=7 88% 2/2 cores positive
Right side - 0/6
CT & Bone scan negative
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010


Casey59
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   Posted 2/3/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny guy, that technician...!  Congratulations on remaining in the "undetectible club"!
geezer99 said...
Was it just my imagination or did the technician on the phone intentionally draw out the numbers?
The first number is .... Zeee...eeero
Poooiiinttttttttttttt
Zerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooooo
(deep breath)
Zeeeeeeero
 
I wonder if the technician knows there is really no such thing as "zero" and that what he should have really told you is "below the test detection limits of x.xx."  You doctor certainly knows better.
 
Doesn't really matter, as long as you understand it...you got the best possible result!  Congratulations!

IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 2/3/2010 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice job, Geezer!

Welcome to the club of lots of nuthin! tongue

Keep up the good work!

Barry
Surgery: Da Vinci; July 31, 2007; 54 on surgery day;
Pathology: PSA: 4.3; Gleason: 3+3=6; T2a; Confined to Prostate;
Post RP PSAs: 09/07 <0.04; 12/07 <0.04; 03/08 <0.04;
06/08 <0.04; 12/08 <0.04; 06/09 =0.06; 09/09 <0.04;
Latest PSA 12/09 =0.05


Sephie
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   Posted 2/4/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Heah Geezer - terrific news! We really do love hearing about those zeros. And yes, every zero posted brings hope to everyone here.

Sephie & John
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (single small EPE in posterior left). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SV negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009- 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0. Thank you God!


NewspaperLover
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   Posted 2/4/2010 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news!  I had my 90 day post surgery blood work done two days ago.  Waiting for my post graduate results also.  Good for you.
 
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