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mvesr
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   Posted 12/10/2010 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. Got the results of my latest PSA today and it is a big fat zero.  Three and and a half years so far of zeros.  Everyone take care and have a great weekend.
 
Mika 
age at dx 54 now 58
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
ED is getting better
the shots work great, still can't give them to myself
three years of zero's
Retired again after 36 years February 1, 2010

BuiDoi
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 12/10/2010 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
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Congrats Indeed.. I have been <0.01 for only 6mths and I know that I too will be with you in another 2.5 years.

PS - 'ows the ED going
I too hate the injections, and discovered something interesting.. See
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1973309
It might help!
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Nov 2009 = First-PSA 5.3 @ 60yo - Asymptomatic - DRE-Non-Palpable
Jan-'10 = TRUS Bx DX - AdenoCar T1c - GS(3+3)=6 , 5 & 45% max., L-MidZone
May-'10 = RRP-Nrv-Spare
Post Op. GS(3+4)=7, 1.1cm3, Pos Margins, EPE (focal) Lateral Left
Margin-Involvement (extensive) Posterior , Grade3 x 8mm
+8week PSA<0.01, ED-85%, Incont-30%
+16W PSA<0.01, ED -85%, Cont -5%
+17W First 'DRY' day. ED -90%

Post Edited (BuiDoi) : 12/10/2010 7:21:47 PM (GMT-7)


Purgatory
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Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 12/10/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Mika, that is wonderful news, my friend. Envious of that early present, but happy for you.

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

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 12/10/2010 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Mika,
Wonderful Xmas present. Enjoy the Holiday season.

creed_three
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   Posted 12/11/2010 2:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Mika, That is great news to hear. Take care. Lana & CJ
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52.5 yrs (49 years at diagnosis).
PSA (2002) 2.1. (2006) 3.5.  1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. 2 x small multifocal lesions. Contained. Undetectable <.1 PSA since: June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03, April 2010 - 0.03. 

BillyMac
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   Posted 12/11/2010 2:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Now that result is timely. May all your christmas' bring such news.
Bill

James C.
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   Posted 12/11/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news, congrats. Save the wrapping paper for next year.... tongue Wishing you a lifetime of them
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, next in Feb.
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

gold horse
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 360
   Posted 12/11/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
great now let have fun. tongue

DIAGN=46 YEARS
GLEASON=3+3
FATHER HAD PC,THEN I THEN MY BROTHER STILL HAS TWO BROTHER PC FREE.
MARRIED,TWO CHILDREN.AGE 13 AND 8.
LAPROSCOPY SURGERY 6/2005
PATOLOGY REPORT.
GLEASON=3+3
TUMOR VOLUME=5%
LYMPHOVASCULAR INVASION=NEG
PERINEURAL INVASION=POSI
TUMOR MULTICENTRICITY=NEG
EXTRAPROSTATIC INVASION=NEG
SEMINAL VESICLES BOTH=CLEAN
MARGIN ALL=NEG
PT2ANXMX
DEVELOP SCART TISSUE AND NEEDED A SECOND SURGERY BECAUSE COULD NOT URINATE,
PSA 6/05=0.04,0.04,0.04,6/06,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/07,0.04,0.04,0.04,6/08,0.04,0.04,1/09
0.04,10/09,0.04
 

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 12/11/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
HO HO HO Welcome Santa Clause! 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

bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 12/11/2010 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   

  tongue Hey Mika,

You definitely get a Woo~Hoo from the 3 of us.

Thank you for keeping us close with phone calls and e-mails.

It seems like yesterday we were sitting in your office

Sharing ~ Our Journey with you!  A special bond we have!

In Friendship ~

 

_____________________________________

*bluebird  ~ Lee, Buddy, & Murphy from North Carolina

Link to our personal journey…>>>     Our Journey ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

4 1/2 Years ~ 9th PSA August 2010 ~  less than 0.1 NON-DETECTABLE


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 12/11/2010 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Good job, Mika...

And may your Christmas be wonderful! Great to hear from you, especially with results like this...

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

biker90
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1464
   Posted 12/11/2010 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats MIka

Great job!!!

Jim
Age 76. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Catheter out on 12/13/06. Dry on 12/14/06.
Pathological stage: T2C N0 MX. Gleason 3+4.
50 mg Viagra + .05 cc Trimix = Excellent Results
PSAs from 1/3/07 - 8/02/2010 zero.
Next PSA - July/2011
Lung cancer dxed on 5/16/08. Surgery on 6/25/08 T1N1M0 - Stage IIA Finished 4 cycles of chemo on 11/7/08.
CT scans on 12/2/08 - 12/22/09 - in remission!!!
Next scan in August 2010.
Biker90's Journey
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jimrobinson
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

Tim G
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   Posted 12/12/2010 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Mika--It makes my day to read news like this!

jetguy
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   Posted 12/12/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go my friend.  Way to go.
 
Best,
 
Bill

142
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   Posted 12/12/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
As a kid, I would have never expected to be happy with "nothing".
Congratulations!
 
I'm in on Wednesday for my hext PSA, and for a second year, I'm hoping for "nothing"!

NV RTRD 2007
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 12/12/2010 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, indeed a blessing and a good Christmas present. Getting Fat Zeros are the greatest gifts of all. Me, too. All my Post PSA were undetectable and I just celebrated my two year anniversary last Dec 8. With regards to ED still working on it but not really in a hurry. I can wait to get back to its old form, at the same token, we're am ready to accept if it will not come back. We just have to rely on artificial way (ED pills) which right now it works just enough. The elimination of PCA was the most important thing. Merry Christmas anymay yu have more Zeros to come.
Age 54; Age DX 53
PSA: May 07- 2.9; Dec 07-4.3; Jan 2008- 6.1; May 2008- 6.4; Sep 2008- 7.3 ; Sep 2008- 9.6
Bone Scan: Mar 2007- Normal without evidence of metastatic disease.
Biopsy Mar 2008: 6/6 core right gland- No evidence of malignancy; 5/6 core left gland- positive Gleason score 3+3=6 average tumor volume 5 mm.Clinical Stage II.
Transrectal ultrasound at UCSF Jun 2008: 7x14x10 mm hypoechoic
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