6 month PSA test results

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Igor
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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 8/17/2010 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
To all:
 
I had an undetectable 6 week PSA test after my RP.  My next test is in 6 months.  I did a nomogram using the Sloan Kettering website. It indicated a 98% likelihood I would be prostate cancer free in 5 years. 
 
I feel very fortunate after reading the posting from the other members.  Without reading about the others I wouldn't appreciate the positive news of the undetectable PSA at 6 weeks.
 
Thank you to everyone who has shared their stories, and please continue to update us on your status.
 
Igor
9/09 PSA: 3.6, no biopsy
dx age 59 a: 4 /15/10 PSA 4.3 biopsy 2 out of 12 positive, Glsn 4+4=8
bone scan, pelvic cat scan negative
second opinion: 5/16/2010 PSA 4.3 Glsn 3+4=7
MRI prostate no spread outside prostate
RP:Sloan Kettrg- 6/14/10, pathology report: no spread o/s capsule, sem vesicles, blad neck, nerves, or lymph nodes. neg margins T2b
6 wk PSA 7/26/10: undetectable-less than .05

tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 8/17/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Igor - congrats on the first step of being a lifetime member of the zero club ...
all the best to you.
hugs
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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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 4110
   Posted 8/17/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Igor:  WOW  Love to have members in the Zero club.  You know that means you buy the beer!

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

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 8/17/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Igor, that's very good news to read, congratulations on that first big fat zero
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

goodlife
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Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 8/17/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a little curious why your doctor elected to jump to 6 month PSA schedule so soon with a Gleason 8.  Even tho the pathology looks excellent, a Gleason 8 is near the top of aggressive PC.  Many URO's elect a 3 month schedule until it is firmy established that the PC is contained.  Some would also talk about adjuvant radiation with a Gleason 8. 
 
Not trying to rain on your parade, but as a Gleason 9, I am always watching other aggressive PC protocols.
 
Congratulations on your great PSA level, and welcome to HW. 
 
 
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
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01

Igor
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 8/18/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Goodlife:

My original Gleason was a 4+4=8.  My second opinion at another hospital of the biopsy was a Gleason 3+4=7 which may explain the 6 month wait.

Thanks for your comments.

Igor

 


9/09 PSA: 3.6, no biopsy
dx age 59 a: 4 /15/10 PSA 4.3 biopsy 2 out of 12 positive, Glsn 4+4=8
bone scan, pelvic cat scan negative
second opinion: 5/16/2010 PSA 4.3 Glsn 3+4=7
MRI prostate no spread outside prostate
RP:Sloan Kettrg- 6/14/10, pathology report: no spread o/s capsule, sem vesicles, blad neck, nerves, or lymph nodes. neg margins T2b
6 wk PSA 7/26/10: undetectable-less than .05
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