Does this mean entry to the zero club?

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2 time survivor
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   Posted 11/24/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got a call from my cancer doc this afternoon with the results of my 6 week post op PSA. It came back <0.013. My pre op psa was 9.6. I've been nervously awaiting this first hurtle, now I can breath my first big sigh of relief! Doc says I can also now go back on the testerone shots. Really been missing those. Thanks for all.
Ed
Age: 61

Gleason score 3 + 3
PSA 9.6

DaVinci RRP 10/12/10 contained, clear margins,Both nerve bundles spared
5 yr survivor of vocal chord cancer

Purgatory
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   Posted 11/24/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed

Congratulations, you are most definitely in the zero club, good going. first round is on you, of course

david in sc
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

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 11/24/2010 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed, Your the one to buy the round for Thanksgiving. I'll have a pint.

Congrats.

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

clocknut
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   Posted 11/24/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Ed. What a great start to the Thanksgiving weekend. Excellent news.
Age 65
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays all negative.
DaVinci surgery late August at Advocate Condell, Libertyville IL
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues

142
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   Posted 11/24/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
You are, my friend, in. Something special to be thankful for this year!
 
Welcome.

2 time survivor
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   Posted 11/24/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I will GRATEFULLY buy everyone a round! I am very thankfull for everyone on this forum, they have helped me a great deal in the short time I have been here. Thanks.
Ed
Age: 61

Gleason score 3 + 3
10/01/10 PSA 9.6
11/23/10 PSA <0.013
DaVinci RRP 10/12/10 contained, clear margins,Both nerve bundles spared
5 yr survivor of vocal chord cancer

Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 11/24/2010 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
That is a nice number! Congratulations and Happy Thanksgiving! Btw, I'l take a Sammy. Thanks.
Age: 63
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, pT2c NX MX
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009
No lymphatic/vascular invasion, seminal vesicles, margins tumor free.
Pre surgery PSA: 4.1
Post surgery PSA's: .04, .03, .02, .05, .02
ED: Improvement slow but there are positive signs. No incontinent issues.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's, Boston

Magaboo
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   Posted 11/24/2010 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ed. Heck, with that PSA you could be president of the club :-).
Congratulations  and welcome to the club.
Wishing you many more of those wonderful zeros.
 
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

English Alf
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   Posted 11/25/2010 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!

Me and my bladder will settle for half a pint.

Alf

Baptista
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Total Posts : 84
   Posted 11/25/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ed
Congratulations on that three decimal places (0.XXX ng/ml) PSA. Zero could be more accurate.

Wishing you those zeros for a long time.
Baptista
Age: 50 at Dx on May/2000; PSA=22.4;
6x cores biopsy positive; Gleason score (2+3=5)
RP in Aug/2000, PSA=24.2
Negative S-vesicles & lymph node (9); capsular penetration
Voluminous Adenocarcinoma, well-differentiated, Gs (3+2=5); pT3apN0
Post-op lowest PSA=0.18 on Oct/2000; Classified as Micro Metastasis
Jan/2001 PSA=0.26 Biochemical recurrence
AS (Watchful W.) until PSA=3.80 on Oct/2006; MRI & Bone scan negative
Nov/2006 SRT (3D IMRT; 68Gy / 37 fractions)
Feb/2008 lowest nPSA=0.05
May/2009 PSA=0.26 Biochemical recurrence
Oct/2010 PSA=0.95 (doubling at 9.6 months)
Nov/2010 ADT Cyproterone 100mg/day + Eligard 45mg 6-month depot
Asymptomatic, never incontinent, ED since RP

James C.
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   Posted 11/25/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on joining the less than .10 club... Wishing you a lifetime of minimum reading that the machine can do... devil turn
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., all clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement of the left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09- Uh-Oh
ED continues: Bimix .30cc & Trimix .15cc PRN

livinadream
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Total Posts : 1382
   Posted 11/25/2010 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Indeed you are in the club and we welcome you with open arms. The dues package should be in the mail soon.
Glad you are doing great now go write that new chapter in the book of life

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%
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