PSA 6 weeks after surgery

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Zakpaga1
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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 4/28/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
I just got the results for my first PSA test after surgery. It is 0.01.
 
I thank you all for your support.
 
 
Victor
Age 52 at diagnosis
PSA 3/09 3.01, 8/09 3.08 12/09 10.7, 1/2010 4.7
Had biopsy on January 13, 2010. Positive with 5 out of 12 cores
Gleason (3+4=7)
Da Vinci surgery on March 15, 2010 at Mount Sinai Hosp. NYC with Dr. Samadi www.roboticoncology.com
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2cN0Mx
Lymph nodes : No involvement
Seminal vesicles: No involvement
Cancer contained in prostatic capsule
Perineural invasion


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 4/28/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Victor, and welcome to the Zero Club. You need to celebrate the heck out of that number.

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, 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, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


Tim-from-Maine
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 83
   Posted 4/28/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
That's good news, here's to many more!
Dx age 62 - March 2009 - Gleason 7
Surgery - da-vinci RP on April 29, 2009 Gleason upgraded to 9
Started VEGAN diet June 2009
3 month PSA - <.04
6 month PSA <.04
9 month PSA .05
12 Month PSA  .16
 
 


James C.
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Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 4/28/2010 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Victor, congrats on your first zero, and here's wishing you a lifetime of them..the first of a string of many
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


Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2460
   Posted 4/28/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Victor,
Great news. You must be relieved. Have a drink and relax.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08
PSA 9/05 1.15; 8/06 1.45; 12/07 2.41; 8/08 3.9; 11/08 3.5 free PSA 11%
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4) and (4+5)
Negative CT scan and bone scan done on 1/16
Robotic surgery performed 2/9/09 Dr Fagin, Austin TX
Pathology report:
Prostate weighed 57 grams size:5.2 x 5.0 x 4.9 cm
Posterior lateral lesions measuring 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm showing focal capsular penetration over a distance of 3mm in circumference.
Prostatic adenocarciroma accounts for approx. 10-20% of the hemisphere.
Gleason 4+4
both nerve bundles removed,
pT3a Nx Mx, Negative margins
seminal vesicles clean, lymph nodes: not dissected
continent after 5 months
2 months PSA test 4/7/09 result <0.1
5 months PSA test 7/9/09 result <0.1
8 months PSA test 10/9/09 result <0.1
11 months PSA test 1/21/10 result 0.004
14 months PSA test 4/19/10 result 0.005


142
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 7080
   Posted 4/28/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Victor,
We are glad to have you in the Zero Club! Isn't zero a great number?

Zakpaga1
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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 4/29/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your support,

Zero is surely a great number. May God help us stay in this Zero club until we depart from something else.

Victor
Age 52 at diagnosis
PSA 3/09 3.01, 8/09 3.08 12/09 10.7, 1/2010 4.7
Had biopsy on January 13, 2010. Positive with 5 out of 12 cores
Gleason (3+4=7)
Da Vinci surgery on March 15, 2010 at Mount Sinai Hosp. NYC with Dr. Samadi www.roboticoncology.com
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2cN0Mx
Lymph nodes : No involvement
Seminal vesicles: No involvement
Cancer contained in prostatic capsule
Perineural invasion


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 4/29/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Victor. Where else would we celebrate a "zero" as much as we do on this forum.
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


deer hunter
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 250
   Posted 4/29/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats great news congrats on the numbers
DEERHUNTER
dx age 57 01/06 open RP 4/06 psa in 01/06 8.1  surgery path report Gleason 3+4=7 poorly differentiated  tumor was 90%involved in both lobes surgical margins postive. in the right apex and right radial margins tumor grade G3  perineural invasion present high grade of PIN found  T2c NX MX PSA 0706  .01 10/06 .02 01/07 .03 04/07 .04  06/07 .05  07/07 .08 07/07 bone scans pelvic ct neg. 08/07 proscintic scan neg.9/07 psa.10 net with rad onc. wanted to do SRT but i did not do it 10/07  saw a new dr at Emory University [my old dr urg. suggested second opinion ]  bone scans negs ct scans pelvics neg. biopies of the bladder and adrinal glands neg.another proscintic scan neg.12/07 Psa .11 clinial trial Emory injected with protons to try and find the cancer cells no luck 3/08 psa .17 06/08 psa .23 psa 09/08 psa .32 12/08 psa .39 3/09 psa .39 6/09 psa .43  meet with medical onc. he said  i might have waited to long to start SRT 7/09 psa .50  another bone scan ct scan all neg.MRI neg. meet rad. psa the last of 7/09was .55 onc. 7/09 started casdex 50mg 1 day for 30 days 2 shots of lupron started rad treament 10/09 40 treatments 75 gm 12 shots each time all aroud pelvic finished 12/09  psa .07 and psa 01/10.05 next dr visit 03/10 wait and see 3/10 psa.05

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