1st PSA Results..Wha-Hoo

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ejn
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   Posted 10/4/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Just got my first PSA results back post op and it is undetectable.  The nurse called me so I did not ask for the exact number but I know what the answer would have been.  I'm very happy and relieved.  Now I just need to find the hyperlink to download the application for the Zero Club.  I hope it will be ok to pay the initiation fees and dues with a post dated check. 
 
Ed
Age 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

Dx April 2010
Gleason: 3+3=6
CT Scan: Neg
DaVinci: 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 volume
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 Prosatic extension: Absent

142
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   Posted 10/4/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news!
No checks accepted - you get to pay the first round of celebratory beverages at the club bar tonight.

Purgatory
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   Posted 10/4/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
wonderful news, and a big congratulations
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.

stevmac1
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   Posted 10/4/2010 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go, Ed! Welcome to the club. My favorite beer is "cold"
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

LV-TX
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   Posted 10/4/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent news...congrats to you
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity

Les

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dsmc
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   Posted 10/4/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Ed.
Looks like a couple of new members today!!

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

NEIrish
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   Posted 10/4/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Love hearing happy news! Wishing you a lifetime membership in the club...
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

rhb47
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   Posted 10/4/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Ed-I know what a relief it is to finally get your results. Start celebrating!!!!

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

coxjajb
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   Posted 10/4/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Always good news to add a new brother to the club. Welcome Ed.
Age 51 @ DX
Pre - Op PSA, 4.3
Gleason 3+4=7
Stage T1C
da Vinci Prostatectomy 8/1/08
No issues with incontinence since day 1 after catheter removal
Mild ED for about 10 months. Levitra worked well for me. No ED at one year.
PSA 0.00 at 24 months post op

Jazzman1
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   Posted 10/4/2010 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on the good news. Count me in for beer!

We all enjoy reading these success stories, especially those of us who've yet to have surgery. Keep 'em coming.

Newporter
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   Posted 10/4/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very happy for you.

James C.
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   Posted 10/5/2010 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrat on your first time in the club.  Wishing you a lifetime of them.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh
ED continues: Bimix .30cc & Trimix .15cc PRN

An38
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   Posted 10/5/2010 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy for you Ed!!!!

An
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.

tatt2man
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   Posted 10/5/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
congratulations Ed ! - here's to a lifetime of zero's !!
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hugs
BRONSON

ejn
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   Posted 10/5/2010 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all.  We are very happy with the results and our decisions. 
 
Ed
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