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lewvino
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   Posted 11/2/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
My 15 month post Davinci Surgery PSA came back as 0. Doctor is now moving me to a six month testing cycle.
 
Life is good.
 
Larry
Age 55 / age at diagnosis 54, PSA 5.1
Robotic surgery 08/12/09 at Vanderbilt, Nashville TN.

Final Path report:

20% of the prostate Involved
Tumor graded at T2C
Overall Gleason 3+4 (7)
Lymph Glands Clear, Positive Margin Noted in Right Apex
First post Surgery PSA - 0
Six month PSA - 0
Ten month PSA - 0

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/2/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Great.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/2/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Heck I think every Uro is different. After 2 years I am still on 4 month visits even in the zero club. Go figure, and always a DRE..

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

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/2/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
larry, that is great news
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

tatt2man
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   Posted 11/2/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Larry - congrats on the zero club membership and the move to the six month PSA schedule - here's to the move to a once a year schedule and a lifetime of zero's !!!
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 !

English Alf
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   Posted 11/2/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations.

Six month break till next PSA sounds like even better news

alf

ejn
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   Posted 11/2/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Larry,  That's great news, and good to hear from you.

60Michael
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   Posted 11/2/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Life is good Larry and that is great news. Congrats, but no diploma as we are on an austerity kick at the moment. Check back with us in 2011.
Michael

Alegar
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   Posted 11/2/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Larry!
54 year old 188 Lb. 6 ft.
Diagnosed July 1, '10 with PC,
PSA 3.88 Gleason 3+3=6, 2 out of 12 samples positive
DaVinci Oct 1 '10
Cath/JP Drain out Oct.16, '10

AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!

spottydog10
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   Posted 11/2/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice one Larry, I was wondering how you were.
Congratulations,
Mike

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 11/2/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Larry, I'm happy for you. That is good news.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (21 months) .005

Highwayman
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   Posted 11/2/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Right on Larry!
Age 48 w/diagnosed
10/06 PSA 3.0
11/06 PSA FREE %13.2
10/07 PSA 3.4
12/07 Biopsy-neg
1/09 PSA 4.6
6/09 psa 5.8
2/10 psa 8.7
7/10 PSA 10.8
8/2010 3rd biopsy GG 3+3=6, one of eight cores -2%
Lap 10/22/10 Dr. Troxel
Path- Neg Margins, Gleason 6, Nerves spared
next appt 11/2

goodlife
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   Posted 11/2/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there a party ?
 
Great news.  I wonder how bad the gut will tighten after 6 months ?  I can hardly handle 3 months altho it is getting better.
 
Goodlife

DJBearGuy
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   Posted 11/2/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great.

DJ
Diagnosis at 53. PSA 2007 about 2; 2008 4.3
Biopsy Sept 2008: 6 of 12 cores pos; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT & Bone scan neg
Da Vinci at City of Hope Dec 8, 2008
Rad prostatectomy & lymph node dissection
Cath out on 7th day, in on 8th day, out again 14th day after neg cystogram
Path: pT2c; lymph nodes neg; margins involv; 41 grams,
PSA 1/08, 4/09,7/09, 10/09, 11/09,2/10 <0.01, 10/10 0.1

BobCape
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   Posted 11/2/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome news!

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   Posted 11/2/2010 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Larry,
 
Great news!
 
KEEP DOING THAT!

stevmac1
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   Posted 11/2/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Larry,
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you gotta buy us all a beer to be in this club!!!
Congrats dude!
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
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