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compiler
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   Posted 9/7/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, we had August surgeries, thereby allowing us to follow those folks in one thread.
 
Since my upcoming PSA will be in about 2 weeks, I figured I'd start this thread for us nervous nellies about to have a PSA test.
 
My signature indicates my status. The short version: 0.01 then 3 months later 0.02.
Hoping it's not a trend. I can see being nervous under any circumstances. If my PSA had been <0.01 (undetectable) I would still be just as worried, hoping the string remains unbroken!
 
Mel
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .
Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Stage: T1C. Current Age: 64
Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10.
Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- in progress. First post-op PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. Next PSA late Sept.

pattersson
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   Posted 9/7/2010 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll take the test either end september or start of October. I'm already getting nervous.
Radical prostactemy 10/2006 @42, PSA 3.9, Gleason 3+4
PSA <0.2 2006-2009

PSA 0.14 01/2010
0.07 05/2010

Opa N
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   Posted 9/7/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry Mel, I should have posted under your thread. Got a Zero today (<0.01, undetectable), 1 year post-op.
Roger
68; Biopsy 4/20/09; G 4+3 in 2/2 cores, G 3+3 in 5/10 cores. CT & Bone Scan negative. Stage T2C. psa 4.02. DaVinci RP 8/27/09; Gleason 3+3 w/tertiary 4. Pos. margins L & R posterior, seminal vesicle invasion. Stage PT3b. 4 wk psa <0.01.
10/21/09 begin 8 months of HT w/Lupron. 1/14/10 begin IMRT 32 treatments. All psa tests return <0.01. Continent 5/1/10.

Sephie
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   Posted 9/7/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
John has his 6 month coming up next week...I still get the willies whenever I know he has another PSA test coming due. But, 2.5 years after surgery, I'm not nearly as concerned (or consumed) with the test and its results.

normek
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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Got results of 3rd post op psa today. .01
that makes three zero's in a row for me.

RayPat
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   Posted 9/7/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Got my first PSA post BT coming up in two weeks.

Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 9/7/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
My one year PSA test is on Sept. 15th. For the three month checkups so far, I have had: .04, .03, .02, then .05. This next one better be low!
Age: 62
Pre-op PSA: 4.1
Post-op pathology:
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, present in both lobes, at least 1.1 cm, and occupying less than 5% of prostate by volume. pT2c NX MX
No lymphatic/vascular invasion present.
Seminal vesicles and extraprostatic soft tissue free of tumor.
Inked margins are free of tumor.
High grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia is present
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009 1 day in hospital, cath out on 9th day
Post-op PSA: at 4 weeks ---> .04
at three month intervals -> .03; .02 .05 (darn it!)
ED: Improvement is very slow but there are positive signs. Doc has NOT put me on ED drugs yet but I am starting to anyhow.

Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston

tatt2man
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   Posted 9/7/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
my 10 month PSA is on Sept 23 - last one was in march - 0.05 .... trying to stay optomistic ...
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: Sept 23, 2010 -TBA

kbota
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   Posted 9/7/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My first (six week) post op psa was on Sept 3. It was non-detect. I sure hope they stay that way for another 25 years or so.
Age 57 at Diagnosis
May, 09 PSA 2.26
June, 10 PSA 3.07 Free PSA 18%
Met with Uro, DRE +
June, 10 Biopsy, 7 of 12 cores, up to 60%, 4+5=9
July 21, 2010 - RRP
Nodes negative
Vesicles negative
tumor contained in capsule, still 4+5=9
perineural invasion extensive
Aug 5, 10 catheter out
Sept 3, 10 PSA - 0.00 (great big whew)
As of 9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent - only occasional stress incontinence !

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 9/7/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I get a PSA test in mid October and I'm already nervous about it since it is the first time I had to wait 6 months to get one.
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

STW
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   Posted 9/8/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
2 weeks until my next PSA. Just about 1.5 years.
Diagnosed at 54
PSA 8.7 Biopsy 1/7/09
4 of 6 cores positive, one at 90%
Gleason 3+4=7 Neg bone scan 1/15/09
One shot Lupron Depot 1/27/09 Tax Season
RP 4/29/09
Neg lymph nodes, postive seminal vesicle, 1 positive margin
Gleason 3+4=7 with tertiary 5 T3b
Catheter out at 2 weeks no nighttime incontinence Pad free week 5
PSA 6/6/09 <0.1; 9/10/09 <0.1; 3/11/10 <0.1

livinadream
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   Posted 9/8/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have my 60 day follow up Sept 24th, my last PSA came in at .71 which surprised me. If it doubles again I will have to decide on ADT3 again or to wait it out a little longer. I will update when I get the results.

peace to all
Dale
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
I was on Lupron, Casodex, and Avodart for two years with my last shot March 2009. I am currently (7-22-2010) not on any medication.
My Oncology hospital is The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion IL
PSA July of 2007 was 16.4
PSA May of 2008 was.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13
PSA April 16th of 2010 is .16
PSA July 22nd of 2010 is .71
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%

ejn
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   Posted 9/9/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -6)   
My first post op PSA is 9/28.  I am not really thinking about it too much right now but Im sure I will after the blood comes out.
53

Pre OP PSA: 1/2008=5.9, 2/2010=6.0 (free=9%)

Biopsy, 4/10/2010 This was my 2nd Biopsy. The Uro put me out and took 36 samples. 3 samples positive 1%, 2%, 2% no evidence of perineural invasion. T1c

April 2010


CT Scan: Negative


DaVinci: Coming up 8/11/10, Dr David Bryan, SSM DePaul-St Louis
Post Op Path:
Gleason 3+3=6
Tumor involves left lobe only
Tumor constitutes less than 5% of gland volumne
No vascular or neural invasion detected
No capsular invasion detected
Distal urethral margin of resection free of tumor
Proximinal urethral margin of resection free of tumor
Radial margin of resection free of tumor
Seminal vesicles uninvolved by carcinoma
TM stage T2a (unilateral less than 1/2 of one side), NX, MX
ALL Margins uninvolved
Extra Porsaatic extension: Absent

In This Together Wife
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   Posted 9/9/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Bear's 9/10 month post-op PSA   .01  tongue
CareBear

compiler
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW!!! Quite a few PSA results due this month.
 
We should make this a weekly thread (Sept-- Week 1; Sept.-- Week 2; etc.)
 
Mel

reachout
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted earlier, but my Sept PSA was <.1, which is 0. This was the one year, and I will go to six months now. Funny, I no longer care like I once did. Maybe that's good, maybe bad.

Purgatory
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
care bear - a big congrat and bear hug to your guy
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 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

T40
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   Posted 9/10/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Just had my one year drawn yesterday and got the result this afternoon. I'm at .005 and holding.
Age 40
Pre-op PSA was 5.8 from wellness test on May 19, 09
Follow up test from uro was 4.6 with a 9.3% free psa
Gleason 3+3 in one core, 3+4 in second core of 12 samples taken
Surgery performed 9-19-09.
One side nerves spared. Nerve graft on other side.
One year mark Viagra works 100%. Pump works 100% new PSA on 9-10-10. Last PSA .005

Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 9/10/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Having mine next week.  Appointment with the Uro. on the 23rd.  The one nice thing is that the results will be faxed to me before I go, therefore, giving me time to plan my method of attack if it is inflated.  Have had a string of 0.1's so I hope it at least stays there.  If not, then I'm going in for a looooooooong discussion with the doc.  Have kept posts from Zufus to discuss if need be.
Wish me luck.
 
Bob

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   Posted 9/10/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
T40, that is a real low PSA score. How low can those things go with the ultra sensative tests? Anyone know?

Congrats to you.
Age: 63
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, present in both lobes, pT2c NX MX
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009
PSA's: .04, .03, .02, .05 (darn)
ED: Improvement slow but there are positive signs. No incontinent issues.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's, Boston

rhb47
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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Geoff's first post surgery psa is 9/24 . To T40,reachout,bear,kbota,normek and opa n (hope I didn't miss anyone!) congradulations on being a Big Fat 0!!!!! And best of luck to the rest of the Sept. guys.

Renee
Husband diagnosed 3/10
Age 56, PSA 4.7, free 7.6%

Biopsy 5 of 10 cores positve-all right side-25% to 57%
Gleason 6
DaVinci surgery with Dr. Vip Patel scheduled 8/9/10

Post Op: Gleason 3+4=7
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
No seminal vesicle and angiolymphaic invasion
perineural invasion present
Both nerve bundles spared

Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 9/16/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Got the word yesterday. Once again, .1.  Steady as she goes, boys.
Bob

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   Posted 9/16/2010 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
way to go, ralph and t40, keep them zeros a coming.
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 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, on Catheter #21, will be having Ileal Conduit Surgery in Sept.

compiler
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   Posted 9/16/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
T-5 or T-6, and counting.
 
Mel

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   Posted Yesterday 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Just had a blood draw on Sept 16...as you can see by the August PSA in my signature, I've got the willies!
Dx: in 6/2005 age 49, PSA 4.1, 2/10 cores pos, G6, T1c
bone scan: negative
daVinci RRP 8/2005, Hartford Hospital, Dr. Wagner
Upgrade G7 (3+4), pT2c, NX,MX, neg. margins, perineural invasion present, tumor invades capsule but not through it.
PSA <0.1 until 4th yr post surgery, then 7/2009 0.1, 10/2009 0.2, 1/2010 0.2, 2/2010 0.14, 4/2010 0.16,
8/2010 0.25 (oh darn it!).
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