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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/19/2010 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I feel a lot better today. I've been very anxious the last few days because of my 6 months PSA test. I got the good news I was hoping for. I'm still in the zero club with .005, the same as it was 6 months ago. Thank you all for your support.

Radical
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   Posted 10/19/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats fantastic Ed, great news, I will have a pint please.............Kev

ChrisR
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   Posted 10/19/2010 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Great Ed. Very pleased. Keep us updated.
Dx 42
Gleason 6 (tertiary score 0)

open RP 10/08 Johns Hopkins

pT2 Organ confined Gleason 6

PSA
10/15/2009 <.1
10/15/2010 <0.03
10/15/2011 -

spottydog10
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   Posted 10/19/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!
Mke

tatt2man
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   Posted 10/19/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed - congratulations !
BRONSON

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   Posted 10/19/2010 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
congratulations Ed, I got the same news today....feels good eh?

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 10/19/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to you all. No matter how many times you have been tested or, how much time has passed, it is always nerve racking before a PSA test and waiting for the result.
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

Highwayman
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   Posted 10/19/2010 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed,
Outstanding! Great news.
Age 48 w/diagnosed
10/25/06 PSA 3.0
11/13/06 PSA FREE 0.5
11/13/06 PSA % FREE 13.2
10/25/07 PSA 3.4
12/18/07 Biopsy-neg
1/7/09 PSA 4.6
6/18/09 psa 5.8
2/9/10 psa 8.7
7/19/10 PSA 10.8
8/19/2010 3rd Needle core biopsy- single focus of prostatic adenocarcinoma, GG 3+3=6, Tumor involves one of eight cores -2%, Prostate 78 (big)
LRP scheduled for Oct 22

Magaboo
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   Posted 10/19/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news, Ed. Congratulations and here is hoping for many, many more
of those great test results.
All the best to 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

Sephie
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   Posted 10/20/2010 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Ed, congratulations on the good news.
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (solitary focus of extraprostatic extension). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SVs negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 - 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0, March 2010 0.0, September 2010 0.0.

NEIrish
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   Posted 10/20/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Always the best news to see posted here! 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

dacama
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   Posted 10/20/2010 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
That is always nice to hear. Keep it up..er...down.
54
Late 07 PSA UP/Early 08 First Biopsy - Neg
Late 08 PSA Higher/Early 09 Second Biopsy - Neg
Early 10 PSA UP/Early 10 Third Biopsy - Positive
26 Cores...4 positive
8/23/10 RP Gleason 6+ 5% of Prostate Cancerous Wide Margins
Nodes negative/Vesicles negative
Tumor contained in capsule
NO post surgery PSA test as of yet.

60Michael
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   Posted 10/20/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic Ed, very happy to hear the great news. Get a good nights sleep.
Michael

RCS
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   Posted 10/20/2010 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!

livinadream
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   Posted 10/20/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
best news I have heard today thank you so much for sharing.

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%

Aimzee
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   Posted 10/21/2010 4:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a feeling positive thoughts would bring good results.  Congratulations, Ed!

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

Ray1942
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   Posted 10/21/2010 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats and remember attitude is the best medicine
www.carab1942.blogspot.com
you have the right to look down on someone when you are helping them up

Alegar
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   Posted 10/21/2010 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Ed!!
Go, man, GO!

teallen
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   Posted 10/21/2010 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
CONGRATS!!!!!! Ed

Age 42 PSA 7.4 4+4 G8
Davinci Sept.8 2010
No incontinence issues but ED issues

142
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   Posted 10/21/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news! Keep doing that!

stevmac1
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   Posted 10/22/2010 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed,
U DA MAN!!!!!
Way to go.
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

An38
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   Posted 10/23/2010 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Ed!!!!! What great news!
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.
Post RP PSA, Sep10 – 0.02

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 10/24/2010 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
YES!!!! GREAT News.

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
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