My dad's 13 year PSA checkup

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lewvino
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   Posted 9/3/2010 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
My father was treated in 1997 with Protons (early days of this treatment) at Loma Linda for his Prostate cancer.
He got his PSA back today and it has been the same for the past five years a score of 0.3.   I believe he is the last surviving member of his proton therapy group from 1997. Back then at Loma Linda they were experimenting even with the high Gleason grades using Proton for primary treatment. If I remember his was a Gleason 6.
 
His side effects over the years have been - urgent urination, some mucus discharge from bowel which he still has on occasion and loss of ability for erections. He just turned 78 in August.
 
Larry
 
 
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN. 
Final Path report:
20% of the prostate Involved
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
 
First post Surgery PSA - 0
Six month PSA - 0
Ten month PSA - 0

Jakester
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 288
   Posted 9/3/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Larry, congrats to your dad and your continued zeros too. His sides are no different than a lot of us that had rad either as a primary or salvage.

Our best to you and your dad,
Jake
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 clear margins, no extraprostatic extension, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4.
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, SRT 01/19/10 started 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa 6 weeks into salvage IMRT up to .4
Post SRT psa at 10 weeks (5/31/2010) down to .2, @20 weeks (8/20/10) .1 (getting close)

60Michael
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   Posted 9/3/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I will just echo Jake's sentiments Larry. Glad he is still around.
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
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