Quick Update: post-SRT PSA

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bsjoplin
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   Posted 11/8/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
just a quick update:
before SRT: PSA=0.4
6 weeks after completion: PSA=0.2
this week, 4 months post SRT: PSA=0.1
i know that's not the final chapter of the story, but for right now, that 0.1 looks mighty good to me !!
take care all!
bob
Age@dx: 55
5/05 PSA: 1.8 ;12/07 PSA: 3.7 ;7/08 PSA:4.7
8/08 Biopsy1: 3 of 6 irreg
11/08 PSA: 6.5; 12/08 Biopsy 2: of 12, 3 cancer, other 9 irreg; Gl:3+3=6.
1/22/09 RRP; 1/25/09 Released; 1/28/09 Pathology: Cancer on 10% of gland, lymph & SV were benign, Gl re-typed 3+4=7, stage T2c
2/13/09 PSA:0.1
3/9/09 back to work
6/09 PSA:0.1; 10/09 PSA:0.1; 2/10 PSA:0.3 ; 4/10 PSA:0.4 Referred to RO
5/4/10 First RT.;6/25/10 Final RT. ended up 36 treatments, 64.8 Gy.
8/10 PSA:0.2

142
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   Posted 11/8/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
They tell us it will go down slowly as the PCa cells die off, so it looks good!

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/8/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Looks like good news scool

goodlife
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   Posted 11/8/2010 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats !
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

Jakester
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   Posted 11/8/2010 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice quick drop and ahead of schedule but I bet there are no complaints! Must have been a bulls-eye.

Our best,
Jake
Dx 8/08 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60, 7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08, clear margins, - EPE, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4.
3 month psa .1 2/09, 6 month .1 5/09, 9 month .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09
9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
01/05/10 psa .3, SRT 01/19/10 start 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa @ 6 weeks into IMRT .4
Post SRT psa @ 10 weeks (5/31/2010) .2, @20 weeks (8/20/10) .1 (getting close)

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 11/8/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Bob,
Downward trend is a good thing. Congratulations.
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

Galileo
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   Posted 11/8/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds great to this SRT veteran!
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1
pcabefore50.blogspot.com

Fairwind
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   Posted 11/8/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
That looks GREAT!! I hope they can do the same for me..
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

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/8/2010 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
thats a huge drop from .4, hope it keeps going down for you
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

teallen
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   Posted 11/8/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Think positive and it will drop off even faster. Congrats on the progress
Age 42 PSA 7.4 4+4 G8
Davinci Sept.8 2010
No incontinence issues but ED issues
1st post surgery PSA <.008

Magaboo
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   Posted 11/8/2010 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
A downward trent in PSA level so soon after SRT has to be a good indicator
that the target was hit and hopefully destroyed. At least that's what I'm hoping
for both of us.
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

Jerry1
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   Posted 11/9/2010 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
 
bob,
 
Looks like they hit it right on the money.  Good news.
 
Jerry1

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/9/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Bob, This looks good to me. A down movement is always good!

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

English Alf
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   Posted 11/9/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news.
PSA going down shows the SRT did something.

Effect of SRT takes time, so may go even lower.

Alf
Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
DRE neg
Biop 2 of 12 pos
Gleason 3+3
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr 10 CT
28 Apr 10 start RT 66Gy
11 Jun 10 end RT
Tired
BMs weird
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1
Erections OK
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