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Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 3/19/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Got the call today that my psa had gone from .06 to .18 in four months. On the last visit my doctor told me if we make it to the 2 year mark after radiation he would feel real good that we had gotten it. Needless to say today I was shocked to hear it had doubled in four months. So the doctor is going to draw another PSA on Tuesday to determine if it is a lab error or if we have something to be concerned about. Just when you start to get somewhat of a handle with the anxiety prior to the doctor's appointment and psa draw you get disturbing news again. Hoping for a lab error.

Bob shakehead

PSA 1.7 Nodule felt. Biopsy 4+4 T2B


1-30-06 Surgery, Infiltrating adenocarcinoma.Nodes & margins clear, some prostrate cells found on bladder neck.



12-07 PSA jump .14 (11 Months)[/color]

12-07 biopsy negative

PSA .16

PSA .17

4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch

Nodule size increased.

5-8-08 PSA still .32

5-30-08 . Next step consultation with oncology 6-5-08 for further scans & test.



<FONT color=black>8-14-08 Completed Tomotherapy




<FONT color=black>12-18-08 Post Radiation PSA .05


3-27-09 3rd Post Radiation PSA .06

7-17-09 4th Post Radiation PSA .05
12-09 Post PSA.06


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2222
   Posted 3/19/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob & Wife,
Hope that is a lab error or just a blip on the radar but keep us posted.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 72 gys on 3/12/10
Great family and friends
Michael


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 3/19/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob, I hope its a glitch or an one time spike too. Looks like it tripled in 4 months, not doubled, unless my math is wrong.
Please keep us posted
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, no problem post SRT
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, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4,  Caths #11 and #12  same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days


IdahoSurvivor
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1015
   Posted 3/19/2010 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bob,

I hope you get good news on Tuesday's PSA draw.

Kind regards,

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


livinadream
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 3/20/2010 6:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes please keep us posted. I am glad to hear you are getting another test.

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
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13

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%


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 3/20/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for the added worry. Let's hope the retest shows a fluke in the first one.
James C. Age 62
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man: www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
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
32 mts: PSA's: .04 each test since surgery, ED Continues-Bimix .3ml PRN or Trimix .15ml PRN


Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 3/20/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the words of encouragement, staying positive and waiting to see what next Tuesday brings. Bob
Age at diagnosis 58
PSA 1.7 Nodule felt. Biopsy 4+4 T2

1-30-06 Surgery Infiltrating adenocarcinoma.Nodes & margins clear, some prostrate cells found on bladder neck. 4+3 after surgery

12-07 PSA jump .14 (11 Months)
12-07Nodule] biopsy negative
PSA .16
PSA .17
4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch
4-15-08 ]Nodule size increased
5-8-08 PSA still .32
5-30-08 Biopsy. Next step consultation with oncology 6-5-08 for further scans & test
6-19-08
8-14-08 Completed Tomotherapy
12-18-08 Post Radiation PSA .05
3-27-09 3rd Post Radiation PSA .06
7-17-09 4th Post Radiation PSA .05
12-09 Post PSA.06
3-19-10 PSA up to .18

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