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Pelahatchie
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 8/22/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my annual PSA 2.5 years after salvage radiation on Friday and we are still below .01.  I am still in great shape from an ED and incontinance perspective as well.  I know there is alot of discussion here on whether to do salvage radiation; so far I feel it has been a great decision for me.  Good luck to everyone!
Age 45 at DX

DX 8/05 Gleason 5, Mayo clinic Second Opinion Gleason 6, PSA 2.8
Da Vinci surgery Dr. Dasari, Centennial Nashville 9/24/05

Pathology Report Gleason 6, 15 % on left side only very near to the edge of capsule, too close to call on margins, doc's said to watch it very closely, final decision T2A

PSA's have basically ranged from <.04 to .05 for two years.

no E.D. and no Incontinence, feel very blessed

PSA Nov 07 = .06

PSA Dec 10th 07 =.07

PSA Jan 4th 2008= .1

Started Guided IMRT on January 7th, 2008 to treat prostate bed and lymph nodes, completed on March 6th, 2008

PSA April 18th 2008 =.03

PSA August 18th 2008 = .01 or less, test only goes down to .01

PSA August 21st 2009 = .01 or less

PSA August 21st 2010 = .01 or less

Galileo
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 697
   Posted 8/22/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
That is so great. Your numbers look fantastic, now more than two years out!

I try to keep tabs on all the SRT guys and was wondering about you. Thanks for posting the update!
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1
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Sleepless09
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   Posted 8/22/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic! Wonderful. Whoooo Hoooo ! !

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  

Magaboo
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   Posted 8/22/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pelahatchie,
 
Congratulations and thanks for chiming in to let us know the good news. It will give courage and hope to those that have to follow your pass. I'm approaching the 2 year mark post SRT and hope for future good numbers, not only for both of us, but for everyone else as well.
All the best to you.
 
Mag

Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 days - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09=0.05; July 09 <0.04; JAN 10 <0.04; Jul 10 <.04

dsmc
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 8/22/2010 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pelahatchie,

My response would be the same as Magaboo.......as we have nearly the same time frame.

I wish the very best to you and keep us posted from time to time.

David
Age 55
Pre-op PSA 4.3
Surgery Feb. 17 2005
Post-op Path : Gleason 3+3=6
Right pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
Left pelvic lymph nodes: negative for metastatic carcinoma
extent: right lobe 40% left lobe 10%
capsular penetration: Absent
Seminal vesicles and vasa differentia: Uninvolved
Prostate: 26 grams
Post-op PSA's <0.04 for 3 years
Feb. 08: 0.07, March 08: 0.08, June 08: 0.09 and Sept. 08: 0.1
IGRT scheduled.....November 17th....
FINISHED 01/14/09
05/14/09
1st PSA after SRT <0.04
12/03/09
2nd PSA after SRT <0.04
06/03/10
3rd PSA after SRT <0.04

Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2458
   Posted 8/22/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news. I wish you the best for the rest of your life.
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
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
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