Anxiety sets in with PSA test tomorrow (Monday)

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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/17/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been fortunate so far with 5 undetectable PSA results, This one is worrying me because it has been 6 month since my last one. I keep wondering if my Gleason 8 with EPE will show its ugly head. I praying and hoping to remain in the zero club.

Aimzee
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   Posted 10/17/2010 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   

We are praying for you to, Ed.  I will think positive and predict the PSA well be fine.

Good luck,

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
ED / Day time incontinence.
Post Surgery PSA 8 weeks - .01

compiler
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   Posted 10/17/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck
 
Mel

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 10/17/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Will say a prayer tonight for good results.

Cajun Jeff
9/08 PSA 5.4 referred to Urologist
9/08 Biopsy: GS 3+4=7 1 positive core in 12 1% cancer core
10/08 Nerve-Sparing open radicalSurgery Path Report Downgrade 3+3=6 GS Stage pT2c margins clea
r3 month: PSA <0.1
19th month: PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED

tatt2man
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   Posted 10/17/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
ED - positive thoughts bring positive results - you have done your best - here's to a zero report !

positive hugs
BRONSON
Age: 55 -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
Sept 23, 2010 -0.05 - again -hoorah !

Bob D
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   Posted 10/18/2010 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and hope all is fine.
Age 59, psa 4.7 in Jan. 08. Biopsy: one positive sample out of 13. 1% of one sample cancer. Prostate removed on 3/5/08. open Surgery. Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville Ga. Nerves spared. Cath out 12 days later. Continence good. No pads needed since 6/10/08. First PSA: Less than 0.1 on 6/17/08. First erection five days post op. Update, Oct. 2010. Full natural erections. PSA, <0.1

60Michael
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   Posted 10/18/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Here is hoping for another zero for you Ed. Keep us posted.
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

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/18/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your good wishes and encouragements. I went and played golf today to keep my mind off until I get the result. My wife is worse than me. She always calls the doctor's office to get the results the following day.
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

gold horse
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   Posted 10/18/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   

I pray for you,but is ok to feel nerves,after five years I still feel nerves before I get the result.

we are human and a decimal number above .1 means trouble good luck. yeah

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