Geoff is in the Zero Club!

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rhb47
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
The doctor's office just called and said Geoff's post surgery psa ( 6 weeks) is .01!!! We'll be celebrating tonight-we are, as you all know, soooooo relieved.  Hoping the rest of the August surgery club are all going to be Big Fat zeros also.  And the rest of the Sept. psa's.
 
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
Cath out @1 week, totally pad free 2 weeks later

ejn
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Renee,  Great news.  I go in next week 9/28 and I hope for the same result.  You 2 deserve to celebrate tonight and since it is Friday....do it up right.  Here's to every test having the same results.  Thanks for the update.
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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

142
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I've posted more "Great News" replies today than ever before. Must be a really good day for zeros, big full harvest moon hanging up there -
 
Great News, Renee! Celebrating sounds like a good idea.

LV-TX
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent...may this be a start to a lifetime of zeros....congrats
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity

Les

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Magaboo
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Renee. That soooo great! yeah Thanks for the wonderful news. Hoping for
Geoff's quick and complete recovery. All the best to both of you.
 
Mag

Born 1936
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 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; at SRT Start=0.1, Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jul 10) <.04

stevmac1
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Geoff. You are THE MAN!!!
steve
50 Yrs. old. DX Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3=6
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 4 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10....
16 days post-op, catheter out.
Gleason upgraded to 3+4
No involvement of lymph nodes & seminal vesicle.
Perineural invasion present :(
Totally continent @ 8 weeks post-op. (!!!)
1st post-op PSA @ 12 weeks - Less than 0.05

Todd1963
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats congrats and more congrats

Herophilus
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News !!!

rhb47
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed,

I'll be axiously awaiting your results next week. And thanks so much for the good wishes 142, Les, Mag, Steve and Todd. I can't believe the first thing I did when we got the news ( after hugging Geoff, of course,) was run to the computer to share our good news with my friends here at HW. You people here have really been my lifeline thru this trip and I'm very grateful.
Todd-hoping for some good news from you soon-you're always in my thoughts.

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
Cath out @1 week, totally pad free 2 weeks later

tatt2man
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   Posted 9/24/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
renee - congrats again on the zero for Geoff - ( great spelling - that was my former name until I got fed up with people mis-pronouncing it and mispelling it)
- here's to a lifetime of zero's !!!
www.smithmeek.com/zeroclub.jpg

hugs
BRONSON

NEIrish
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   Posted 9/24/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Zip zip hooray! Wishing you many more.:-)
Husband 60yrs., no symptms: PSA 10/04 2.73, 12/06 3.64, 5/09 3.9, 10/09 4.6, 1/10 5.0w/ free PSA 24
6 core biop 4/1/10 path rept: rt mid: adnocarc. G=3+3, 5% of core; R apx v. susp. minute ca, R base bnign w/ mod. atrophy, L side atrphy only; 2nd opnion JH confrmd
MRI - 15mm nodule
BiLatRP surg 7/6/10, path: T2c, nodes, sem.ves, extra caps. neg., adenoc both sides G=3+3 cntinent, Viagr-8/27 ED

An38
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   Posted 9/25/2010 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Renee, what great news!!!!! A bottle of champagne is in order I think!!

I am so happy for you and Geoff. I hope we all get similar results, ours will come back on the 7th of October. Good luck on yours too Ed!
Husband's age: 52. Sydney Australia.
Family history: Mat. grandfather died of PC at 72. Mat. uncle died of PC at 60. He has hereditary PC.
PSA: Aug07 - 2.5|Feb08 - 1.7|Oct09 - 3.67 (free PSA 27%)|Feb10 - 4.03 (free PSA 31%) |Jun10 - 2.69. DRE normal.
Biopsy 28Apr10: negative for a diagnosis of PC however 3 focal ASAPs “atypical, suspicious but not diagnostic” for PC. Review of biopsy by experienced pathologist, 1/12 core: 10% 3+3 (left transitional), 1/12 core: ASAP (left apex)
Nerve sparing RP, 20Aug10 with Dr Stricker. Post-op path: 3+4 (ISUP 2005). Neg margins, seminal vesicles, extraprostatic extension. Multifocal, with involvement in the peripheral, apex, fibro-muscular and transitional zones.

Aimzee
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   Posted 9/25/2010 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Oh, Renee!  I am so happy for you and Geoff!  I hope you had fun celebrating.  What a relief.  An,  may Paul also have the same ZERO!  Ed, your PSA test is coming up real soon and prayers that all will be zero.  Ron's appointment has been canceled for the 28th.  He'll be going October 12.

You know, I am not sure if they will do the PSA with him being treated with Cipro.  I believe that may affect the results?  He is still controlling the pain with meds and uses two pads a day; dry at night.

It is always good to hear news like this!

Aimzee


Husband Ron, age 63
4/1/10 PSA 5.5 Prostate size = 50 cc.
Biopsy on 4/20/10 12 samples... Adenocarcinoma: 3 positive on right side, one core left base (5% ` 0.5 mm) - two cores of left lateral mid
(20% ~ 2mm, 10%, 10% ~ 1mm) - No Perineural Invasion
Gleason 6 (3+3)
Bone Scan/CT Negative (2 lesions on liver)
8/18/10 - Da Vinci Prostatectomy
Post Op: Gleason 7 (3+4)
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
Both nerve bundles spared
Catheter - 13 days

Post Edited (Aimzee) : 9/28/2010 7:53:31 AM (GMT-6)


rhb47
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   Posted 9/25/2010 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Bronson , thanks and yes, Geoff knows just what you mean. How many times have you heard "G-Off"? Of course, our last name isn't much better!

Thanks also to Hero and Irish.

An and Aimzee, I have my hopes up that everyone in the Aug. surgeries will be a 0. Geoff had his blood drawn the day we came back from our trip and I was nervous all week-he. of course, wasn't. So, now I'll be holding my breath and crossing my fingers for Ed, Ron, Paul and M. An, I am happy that Ron is getting some relief from the pain and being dry at night is the first step toward being continent. I don't know about the Cipro,but you're probably right.

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
Cath out @1 week, totally pad free 2 weeks later

Radical
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   Posted 9/25/2010 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
New boy in the club, buys the beers- PINT PLEASE !..........Congrats Kev
Age 52yrs [Gold Coast Qld, Australia]
6 out of 8 cores positive 3 X 60% / 3 X 10%
PSA 4 Gleason Score 3+4=7 Stage T1c
RP 24/12/08
Upgrade Gleason Score 4+3=7 Gleason Differential 60%/40%
Stage T2c Three small foci total volume <10%
Neg Margins and Nodes
Nil - EPE
Dry less than 1 week. ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 18mths no change remains 0.03
"Everday in Everyway, I get better"

English Alf
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   Posted 9/26/2010 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news.
Hope the celebrations were excellent too

Alf
Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
DRE neg
Biop 2 of 12 pos
Gleason 3+3
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr 10 CT
28 Apr 10 start RT 66Gy
11 Jun 10 end RT
Tired
BMs weird
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1
Erections OK

livinadream
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   Posted 9/26/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Indeed a celebration is in store. I think I will party myself. Now that you have the good news and you are relieved I would say it is time to start enjoying the important things in life. 'thanks for sharing the awesome news

peace to you
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%

Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 9/26/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news! Cheers!
Bob
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