PSA time again

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maldugs
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   Posted 1/16/2011 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, well here we go for 6 monthly PSA, been 0.5-0.6 since July 2007 we will see what the week brings and what the result will be, will post when I get the results. :-)

Regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. Totally dry since catheter removed
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA from 30th April 08, until now range- 0.5 to 0.6, I am now 70

BillyMac
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   Posted 1/16/2011 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck with the test Mal and here's to the result being unchanged or even lower.
yeah yeah
Bill

Radical
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   Posted 1/16/2011 2:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll second that Billy, good luck Mal.............Cheers Kev

60Michael
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   Posted 1/16/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Keep us posted Mal and lets hope for the very best.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA .2

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/16/2011 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck, Mal, only a steady reading or lower one will be acceptable!
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 1/16/2011 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck Mal, I'm getting my 2 year PSA at my annual physical at my GP's office on the 24th and I'm starting to get the PSA anxiety.
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 1/16/2011 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck, Mal. I just had blood drawn yesterday.
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

Magaboo
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   Posted 1/16/2011 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Keeping my fingers X'd  for a very low PSA for you. Hope you manage stay reasonably calm. I had my last test result 5 days ago and I'm still recovering from the anxiety.
 
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 (Jan 11) <.04

daveshan
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Total Posts : 363
   Posted 1/16/2011 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Mal,
Best of luck to you, I'm also on for a test this week, I hope you are handling the suspense well.
Dave in Durango CO
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