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Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 3/25/2010 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
After last weeks psa level of .18 the doctor had me retested a week later and my psa came down to .08. The doctor wants me back in for another psa in 2 months. So enjoying the good news and will see what happens in 8 weeks. smilewinkgrin

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
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 psa .18
3-25 psa .08
3-19-10 PSA up to .18


Jakester
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 288
   Posted 3/25/2010 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Bob!
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, 01/19/10 started 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa at 6th week salvage IMRT up to .4


creed_three
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 762
   Posted 3/26/2010 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Bob (and Mrs Bob) tongue ! You must be mighty pleased with that result.
cheers, Lana & CJ 
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.


skeener
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 214
   Posted 3/26/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   

Great news!!  Rest easy!!

Skeener


Age:  63 
Biopsy: May 09 showed 2 of 12 cores positive for prostate cancer -- 1 at 5% and 1 at 25%.  Cancer indicated as non aggressive.  Gleason Score: 3+3.
RRP on Oct 23/09 in London, Ontario.  Excellent surgeon. 
7 Weeks Post Op -  The fears I had about bad things about the operation and recovery did not materialise except of course ED!!.  Otherwise, everything went very smoothly.  Incontinence not a problem.  Wear a pad when out just in case. Pain was never a problem.
Pathology:  Unremarkable 
First followup PSA and Visit: Feb 11/10 - 0.0.
 
Next PSA May
Next doctor's visit in 6 months      


Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3742
   Posted 3/26/2010 6:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Bob,
That is great news.

How consistent are you when you have your blood drawn?
Do you always use the same lab, go at the same time, eat or not, avoid s*xual activity the day before?
I try to avoid as many variables as I can. Do you remember anything different about your test 8 weeks ago test?
Jeff
Married 34 years, DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm, location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%.
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
12/11/09 5 months: 3 pads per day, 400-450ml/day
02/26/10 7 months: 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)
03/22/10 8 months: 3 pads per day, 280 ml/day (5 day avg.) PT says all muscles are tight and working properly. There must be another issue. Uro mtg 4/23. Did I waste 6 months?
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 3/26/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear Bob.
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


Sonny3
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 2448
   Posted 3/26/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your continued membership in the Zero Club.

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5%
positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy

2/24/10 FIRST POST RAD PSA 1.1---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/26/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news Bob, nothing like hearing a PSA going down.
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


James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 3/26/2010 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news, indeed. Always good to get your ticket punched. smilewinkgrin
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 10 gms., margins clear
32 Months: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN


Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 3/26/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the well wishes, slept much better last night. To answer Worried Guy's question, I always use the same lab (4 years), make the appointment in the early afternoon and refrain from sexual activity prior to the appointment. Doctor said last night he thought it was a miss reading from the lab so hope we don't have to many more of those, hard on the nerves smhair

Thanks again,
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
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 psa .18
3-25 psa .08


Cajun Jeff
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4119
   Posted 3/26/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob, Good new buddy. Real happy to see that drop.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1 pre cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radical
Surgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clear

3 month: PSA <0.1
6 month: PSA <0.1
10 month:PSA <0.1
1 year: PSA <0.1
16 month:PSA <0.1

ED - Started Cialis at 3 months, tried all 3, 6 months added pump, 9 months Tried MUSE (YUCK) Bad experience.
1 year mark Found new Urologist visit was at 14th month post surgery
Started Injections, Caverject! (Success)
17 month: ED making improvements : Oral Meds gets me 85%

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