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Todd1963
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   Posted 11/22/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi friends family brothers and sisters. August 1st I had a psa drawn. It was 6.0. Up from .46 in april with a doubling time of aprox. 3 weeks. I was givin a lupron shot 5 weeks later with no casodex. My uro doc believed my psa could be as high as twenty by then. I had my psa drawn on sat. nov 20. It was 2.24!! Okay a long way from zero but down is down. Amen!!!!
             Love ya'll, Todd
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable

Arnie
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 11/22/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   

That's great to hear, Todd...........I know it's got to make you feel somewhat better. How's the training going?

Arnie in DE


Todd1963
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   Posted 11/22/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Slow and steady my friend. Slow and steady
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable

142
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   Posted 11/22/2010 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Gives you something extra to be thankful for this week. Great news!

rhb47
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Total Posts : 208
   Posted 11/22/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Todd,

Wonderful news! Glad to hear you're still in training for the run. Hope you and your family have a terrific Thanksgiving.

Renee
Husband diagnosed 3/10
Age 56, PSA 4.7, free 7.6%

Biopsy 5 of 10 cores positve-all right side-25% to 57%
Gleason 6
DaVinci surgery with Dr. Vip Patel scheduled 8/9/10

Post Op: Gleason 3+4=7
Negative surgical margins and lymph nodes
No seminal vesicle and angiolymphaic invasion
perineural invasion present
Both nerve bundles spared
No ED or incontinence
6 wk. PSA .01

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25364
   Posted 11/22/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that is really great news, a huge drop in the right direction.
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

goodlife
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   Posted 11/22/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd,

That is great news. I hope it gives you the ability to enjoy a great holiday with your family.

Thanks for sharing with us.
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

Herophilus
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Total Posts : 657
   Posted 11/22/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
TODD,
Wonderful news!

Hero

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/22/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy Thanksgiving!

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

kbota
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 486
   Posted 11/22/2010 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd; That is awesome news. I sincerely hope and pray that your psa remains low for the next 45 to 50 years... Thanks so much for sharing with the rest of us.

It's reports like yours that help get me (and others) out of the dumps.

Keep up the fight...

k
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/2010 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes neg, Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3, 2010 PSA - 0.04
9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent
10/14/10, PSA still 0.04, and lupron #1, now 99.9% continent
Total ED, 3 caverject failed
10/20/10 OD'd .5cc trimix, after 3hrs, neo synephrine shot
tried .15 & .17 cc neg, next .2

60Michael
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   Posted 11/22/2010 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear that update Todd, and just in time for the Holiday. Enjoy!
Michael

Jerry L.
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   Posted 11/22/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd,

That is great news!!!

I'm somewhat new to the posting thing and don't recall seeing your name before. What run are you training for?
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
-----------------
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05

livinadream
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Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 11/22/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
you da man Todd. You rock.

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%

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/22/2010 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Todd,
Your 1st PSA was 3200 4 years ago and the last one a 2...

This is very good news indeed.

Tony
Disease:
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Treatments:
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.

Status:
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
I am the president of an UsTOO chapter in Las Vegas

Blog : www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

DJBearGuy
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 714
   Posted 11/22/2010 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
You may win the prize for biggest PSA decrease!

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

Todd1963
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   Posted 11/22/2010 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanx to all of my friends for the words of encouragement. I am now beginning my 5th year with P.S.A. in the normal range since my dx in june of 06. Yes my psa drop was over 3200. Wow. Hard to believe. Jerry I am training for the Hood to Coast relay race in August of next year. It is a 192 mile relay that I will run 16 miles of. I will be running legs 12, 24, and the last leg ending in seaside oregon. It will be my 5th hood to coast but my 1st in 12 years and my first since being diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. I do not post often anymore Jerry sorry. I have a few posts on the site that are quite lengthy. In one I share my story. If you are interested perhaps you can look for it or maybe someone will give it a bump. Good to meet you and to the rest of my friends, thank you ever so much again. Todd
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable

Alegar
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 11/23/2010 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news indeed!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Todd!
Diagnosis:
July 1, '10
PSA 3.88
Gleason 3+3=6
2 out of 12 samples positive

Solution:
DaVinci Oct 1 '10, UNC Chapel Hill
Cath/JP Drain out Oct.16, '10

Personal Statistics:
Age: 54
Weight: 184 lbs.
Height: 6 feet

AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!
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