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gibson00
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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 10/29/2010 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Things seem to be going well. Father had second post treatment PSA.
Last one, in July, was .21.
Today was '<.003'

Cheers

Father 65 y/o at diagnosis November 2009
Gleason 9 & 10, stage 3 - seminal vesicle involvement
Two TURPs mid Nov. 2009
Foley Catheter
Casodex for last two weeks of November '09, then Lupron.
Suprapubic Catheter March 18th, but blocked right away, back to Foley...
Started IMRT March 25th, Chemo on hold due to catheter bleeding issues, etc.
Ended IMRT and Chemo (Taxotere) late May
PSA July - .21
PSA late Oct - <.003

goodlife
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Total Posts : 2691
   Posted 10/29/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds great ! Is he still on the Lupron ?
Goodlife
 
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic  4/14/09   Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved  pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free  6 week PSA  <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED.  Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10,  9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01

gibson00
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 10/29/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, for about 11 months now.

Fairwind
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Total Posts : 3747
   Posted 10/29/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
While it's hard to tell which treatment is responsible for knocking that PSA down to undetectable levels, who cares, right?? Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Age 68.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE normal. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
age 58: 4.5
age 61: 5.2
age 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
age 65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
age 66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
age 67 4.5 DRE "normal"
age 68 7.0 third biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RRP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9

gibson00
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 212
   Posted 10/29/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Definitely hard to say. When he first went on Lupron, it didn't drop his PSA, -however-, he had foley catheters in and out and lots of bleeding during those first several months, so the PSA tests weren't really meaningful.
Just to be clear, he did not have surgery, his primary treatment was ADT, IMRT and low dose Taxotere (all as part of a study).
To say the past year has been a rough and painful trip for him would be a gross understatement, but things have finally been looking up since mid-August.

Cheers


Father 65 y/o at diagnosis November 2009
Gleason 9 & 10, stage 3 - seminal vesicle involvement
Two TURPs mid Nov. 2009
Foley Catheter
Casodex for last two weeks of November '09, then Lupron.
Suprapubic Catheter March 18th, but blocked right away, back to Foley...
Started IMRT March 25th, Chemo on hold due to catheter bleeding issues, etc.
Ended IMRT and Chemo (Taxotere) late May
PSA July - .21
PSA late Oct - <.003

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 10/29/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
that is great great news, congrats
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 Not taking it
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/23/10

Ed C. (Old67)
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2458
   Posted 10/29/2010 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Gibson,
That is a nice drop to undetectable level. Congratulations. Hopefully it will stay there for ever.
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