2 YEAR PSA UNDETECTABLE

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JerseyG
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   Posted 9/3/2010 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all. I don't post often. I only check in periodically now days. I'm just posting my latest PSA results because I remember how I felt in the begining of this journey whenever I read about other guys out that far.  Life for me is basically back to normal. I rarely think about the PC. I don't even feel any anxiety prior to taking then PSA. (Why worry about things you can't control) Anyhow, I just wanted to let you know there's life after PC! Health and happiness to everyone on this PC journey.

JerseyG
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   Posted 9/3/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to include my signature.
Age now 45 (43 when dx)
Pre-op PSA: 0.9
DRE: +
Biopsy:3/12 cores pos 20% 30% 50%
Gleason 3+3=6
Robotic RP: Aug 2008 1 day hospital stay, cath out on 8th day.
Post Surgery Pathology Report:Gleason 6, pT2c, tumor 10% contained in prostate gland, all margins negative. Negative lymph nodes
ALL POST OP PSAs UNDETECTABLE
2 YEAR PSA UNDETECTABLE
No ED after 18 month mark

Galileo
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   Posted 9/3/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
That's fantastic!
Here's wishing many more.
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
pcabefore50.blogspot.com

LV-TX
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   Posted 9/3/2010 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news Jersey...may you always have a lifetime of zeros...Congrats
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009     .06
                   6 month Apr 2009     .06
                   9 month Jul  2009     .08
                 12 month Oct 2009     .09 
                 18 month April 2010   .19

Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 9/3/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you Jersey.

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 9/3/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news Jersey. Thanks for raising our hopes.
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

60Michael
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   Posted 9/3/2010 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great to hear Jersey, so thanks for checking in as it must mean something to you. keep them rolling in.
Michael

JerseyG
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   Posted 9/3/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. I check in because all lot of the stories and experiences I've read about in this forum have touched me in ways I did not think possible. I've been comforted, entertained, saddened, encouraged, gained insight, and most importantly I learned so much about myself.  I've gained so much from all of you here and I really appreciate everything you've done in sharing yourselves. So I may only check in periodically but I have recommended this website to quite a few men who I found out were dx'd with PC and will continue to do so. God Bless you all.

Age now 45 (43 when dx)
Pre-op PSA: 0.9
DRE: +
Biopsy:3/12 cores pos 20% 30% 50%
Gleason 3+3=6
Robotic RP: Aug 2008 1 day hospital stay, cath out on 8th day.
Post Surgery Pathology Report:Gleason 6, pT2c, tumor 10% contained in prostate gland, all margins negative. Negative lymph nodes
ALL POST OP PSAs UNDETECTABLE
2 YEAR PSA UNDETECTABLE
No ED after 18 month mark

Burlcodad
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   Posted 9/5/2010 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
great news
 
Ray

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   Posted 9/5/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news Jersey..Few men would have submitted to biopsy with a PSA of 0.9..Was it done on the strength of the DRE alone?
Age today: 68. Married, 6', 215 pounds, active, no health issues.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE negative. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
PSA at age 58: 4.5
PSA at age 61: 5.2
PSA at age 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
PSA at age 65: 8.5, DRE " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
PSA at age 66 9.0 DRE "normal", BPH, Finesteride. (Proscar)
PSA at age 67 4.5 DRE "normal" second biopsy, negative.
PSA at age 67.5 5.6, DRE "normal" U-doc worried..
PSA at age 68, 7.0, third 12 core biopsy positive for cancer in 4 cores, 3 cores Gleason 6, one core Gleason 9. Finesteride discontinued, still no urinary symptoms, never had any..From age 55 to 65 I had no health insurance.

I have a date with the robo surgeon on Sept 3 but I'm keeping my options open. I'm also looking at seeds combined with IGRT which seems to be having good results with high-risk patients..

142
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   Posted 9/5/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news - hang on to that undetectable!
My IGRT journey -
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1756808

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/5/2010 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Big congrats, JerseyG!

Great results! Thank you for reporting in!

Tony

chrisinmaine
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   Posted 9/6/2010 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
JerseyG! Congratulations! Two years myself in July!
Age 52
March 08 PSA prior to biopsy 6.65
PSA caught in life insurance exam.
Completely asymptomatic.
April 08 Biopsy: Gleason Grade 3+4=7
Tumor in 5 of 13 cores
July 22, 08 Radical Robotic Prostatectomy
All nerves spared
Pathology: Margins clean, Seminal Vesicles negative for tumor
Gleason Grade 3+4=7 Percent Gleason Grade 4-20% no Gleason grade 5.
PSA undetectible since July 08

JerseyG
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   Posted 9/8/2010 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Guys.
 
Fairwind: Yes the biopsy was done because my Dr. felt a "little something."  After the RRP my tumor volume was found to be extremely low.
Age now 45 (43 when dx)
Pre-op PSA: 0.9
DRE: +
Biopsy:3/12 cores pos 20% 30% 50%
Gleason 3+3=6
Robotic RP: Aug 2008 1 day hospital stay, cath out on 8th day.
Post Surgery Pathology Report:Gleason 6, pT2c, tumor 10% contained in prostate gland, all margins negative. Negative lymph nodes
ALL POST OP PSAs UNDETECTABLE
2 YEAR PSA UNDETECTABLE
No ED after 18 month mark

JoeFL
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   Posted 9/8/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news.....hope you have many more!
Age 67 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. Normal activity within 3 days. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA on 5/26 - 0.1 PSA on 9/1 - 0.1
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