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keysailfisher
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   Posted 8/16/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
My appointment was for Sept. 16 not Aug. Went and had blood drawn last week thinking the appointment was today. So I called and got 0.01. 
 
Neal 
 
 
age 45 at diagnosis Biopsy results 12/9
psa 3.09
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010/ cath removal 2/16

Gleason-3+4=7
Stage-T2c NO Mx
PSA 3/29/10 <0.01
PSA 6/23/10 <0.01

Sonny3
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   Posted 8/16/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Neal, way to go brother. Another shining example of a Zero Club member in good standing. May your dues be pre-paid for many years to come. BTW, sometimes a scheduling snafu can be a real blessing, can't it?

Sonny
60 years old when diagnosed
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
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 1.0---CARRRP --waiting for the next test.
3/22/10 Second Post RAD PSA 1.5 Dammmmnnn stubborn son of a gun
4/19/10 YAHOO PSA dropped to 1.2 Moving in the right direction.
5/7/10 PSA test 1.3 Sodium Fluoride PET Scan & CT SCAN -performed
5/20/10 PSA test 1.2 Holding off on future tests for 3 months- single lytic lesion found and scheduling radiation.
7/22/10 PSA test 1.3 - Begin radiation for MET on leg
8/9/10 - Met radiation completed

Purgatory
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   Posted 8/16/2010 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Neal, regardless of the date, what a great psa reading, congratulations to you
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 11/10 ?
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39

142
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   Posted 8/16/2010 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Neal,
Great news. Keep doing that!

60Michael
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   Posted 8/16/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Neal, that is great news,and talk about bad/good timing, wow. Keep them rolling in and just throw that appoinment card away.
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 on 11/28/10
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 70 gys on 3/12/10
6 week Post IMRT PSA .44 a drop from .5 but maybe more
Great family and friends
Michael

tatt2man
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   Posted 8/16/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hey that is great news Neal !!
-here's to a multitude of zero's regardless of their sheduled dates - get them out of the way and on with your life -
-all the best!!
BRONSON
Age: 54 -gay with spouse, Steve - live in Peteborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/2009 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/2009- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/2009
Pathology: pT3a- gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
Post Surgery-PSA: April 8, 2010 - 0.05 -I am in the ZERO CLUB - hooorah!
Next PSA: October 8, 2010 -TBA

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 8/17/2010 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Neal thats great news buddy. I do love seeing those ZEROS.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED

rob2
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   Posted 8/17/2010 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantasic news. I bet you are happy you went in a month early!
 
Age 48 at diagnosis
occupation accountant
PSA increased from 2.6 to 3.5 in one year
biopsy march 2008 - cancer present gleason 7
Robotic Surgery May 9, 2008 - houston, tx
Pathology report -gleason 8, clear margins
22 month  PSA <.04
continent at 10 weeks (no pads!)
ED is still an issue

DS Can
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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Neal,

Congratulations on another zero.  Pretty soon you will be skipping the 3 months and going at 6 months (only when you're ready)!

Dan


PSA Jan'07:1.2,  Jan'08:1.9,  Jan'09:2.5
BIOPSY Feb'09  PCa DX, age 52
Right: 3+3=6, 3/6 cores 10% involved,PNI-Y
Left:  3+3=6, 1/7 cores <5% involved,PNI-N
LARP April 9,2009 nerve sparing. Final pathology:
GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative
Catheter 8 days, Last pad May 2,2009
latest PSA: April 8,2010 <0.1
 
 

henry5
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   Posted 8/17/2010 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Neal,

Congratulations!!! A great result.

John
Age : 45
 
Nerve Sparing Rad. Prost: 3 July 2008
 
PSA: 3.2 (had been high for four years)
 
Gleason : 3+3 = 6
 
T1 .1cm diameter, right apex. Contained, excellent clearance.
 
First Post op PSA: 18 August 2008
 
Continence: Discovered my pelvic floor, continence was great day one...wore pads for insurance, no pads from day five after catheter removal (had a few small stress leaks).
 
Potence: A work in progress...

Opa N
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Neal, I would trade a case of C.R.S. for a zero any day! Keep them coming!
Roger
Age 67 at diagnosis. Treated for coronary artery disease (CAD) since 1998, and under control with medications.
2/6/09 Routine physical, with DRE and PSA Test. PSA 4.02. Referred to Uro
4/20/09 TRUS w/needle biopsy
4/23/09 Diagnosis PCa with Gleason 4+3 in 2/2 cores, Gleason 3+3 in 5/10 cores.
CT scan and Bone Scan both negative. Stage T2C.
8/27/09 DaVinci RP at WakeMed Cary NC with Dr. Tortora. Discharged 8/28.
9/8/09 Catheder removed. Path post-surgery confirms PCa, with Gleason 3+3 with scattering of 4. Positive margins in L & R posterior, R and L seminal vesicles, with perineural invasion. Stage T3b.
9/30/09 PSA Post-Op <0.01. Met w/Uro/Surgeon to review surgery and path report. Referred to Medical Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist. Appointments set for 10/8.
10/8/09 Met w/ both oncologists. Adjuvant Combination Therapy to begin ASAP.
10/21/09 First Lupron injection. 30 mg dose (4 month)
11/2/09 PSA 2-month <0.01. Cystoscope w/calibration and dilation to remove scar tissue from urethra. Big relief.
12/18/09 psa 4-Month <0.01 undetectable. MRI/CT scan set for 1/5/10 for IMRT planning. RT to begin week of 1/11/10. Anticipate 64-66 grays over 32-33 treatments.
1/14/10 Start RT with 32 treatments # 2 gys per.
2/26/10 IMRT completed.
3/1/10 Second Lupron injection, 30 mg dose (4 month)
5/10/10 PSA 9 month and 2 month post RT <0.01 undetectable
7/12/10 PSA 11 month <0.01 undetectable. Off Lupron. Remission?

Initial incontinence pretty bad, starting w/6 Depends pants/day. Gradual improvement, with dramatic reduction in leakage around 9/20/09, to 1 pad during the day and 1 at night (for security). Actually totally dry at night. After 1/16/10 down to a female regular pad. Barely felt. 4/30/10 threw pads away. Dry at last.

keysailfisher
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   Posted 8/18/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone, my wish is that we all someday have zero's!
 
Neal
age 45 at diagnosis Biopsy results 12/9
psa 3.09
Davinci Feb. 5th 2010/ cath removal 2/16

Gleason-3+4=7
Stage-T2c NO Mx
PSA 3/29/10 <0.01
PSA 6/23/10 <0.01

BillyMac
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Neat Neal and here's to that result being only one of a very long line of nothings. yeah

mikey1955
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Very happy for you Neal! May the rest be zero too.

Mike
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.
-Bladder control within 48 hours of catheter removal
-ED ongoing but improving. ED oral meds didn't do much initially. TRIMIX was working very well. Initial dose of 0.1 mL too much. Had priapism at 0.075 mL that ended up in a humiliating ER visit. Doses recently after 50% dilution by Uro about 0.025 mL or less. Don't use Trimix anymore...I'm too sensitive to it, even at very low doses and the Alprostadil is pretty consistent in causing erection pain...had a few episodes of 3+ hour wood with pain.
-Levitra now starting to work at low doses of 5 mG to 10 mG. Sometimes the side effects like stuffy nose aren't fun...sometimes OK.
-Was supposed to see ED doc last week, but due to his schedule, will now be late August. Will discuss bimix with him.
 

IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 8/19/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice job, Neal!

I wish you a lifetime of goose eggs!

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; 12/'09 =0.05;
3/'10 <0.04; Latest PSA 6/'10 <0.01

stevmac1
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Total Posts : 129
   Posted 8/20/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Sweeeeet!!!
Congrats.
steve
50 Yrs. old. DX Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3=6
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 4 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10....
16 days post-op, catheter out.
Gleason upgraded to 3+4
No involvement of lymph nodes & seminal vesicle.
Totally continent @ 8 weeks post-op. (!!!)
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