2 year PSA test today

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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/24/2011 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm really nervous today. I just had blood drawn for my annual physical which includes an ultra sensitive PSA test. I've read so many posts where PSA started climbing at or close to the 2 year time.

Arnie
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   Posted 1/24/2011 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   

It's only natural, Ed, to be on pins and needles------- I was a little apprehensive before I had my 2 yr PSA last week and it came back <0.1, so there are some of us here who are fortunate. Keep us posted.

Arnie in DE


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   Posted 1/24/2011 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Ed, hoping only the best for you, brother
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 1/24/2011 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Arnie and David. I just wish the next 2 days will go by quickly until I get the result. I'm prepared for whatever it is.
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

daveshan
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   Posted 1/24/2011 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck Ed,

I had blood drawn Thursday and my appt with Uro is tomorrow at 10:00, so we're on the same page almost exactly. I'll keep fingers crossed for you. Our pathology is very similar, I'm glad to hear you're 2 years out and still <0.0X gives me hope.
Dave in Durango CO
Diagnosed 12-09 age 55
07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5 (PCP did not tell me of increase or schedule follow-up!!!!)
09-09 PSA 6.5 Sent for consult with Urologist
11-09 Consult, scheduled for biopsy, found out about PSA from '08 (yes I was pissed)
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5, ain't much but I'll take it.
01-10 Bone Scan, "appears negative"
03-01-10 RRP in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Dr Shandra Wilson, no naked eye evidence of spread, Vesicles and lymph nodes taken for microscopic exam.

03-16-10 Removal of cath' and pathology results of samples.
Multifocal carcinoma with areas of Gleason pattern 3, 4 and 5, Overall Gleason grade 4+4 with tertiary 5, Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, Invasion of left Seminal vesicle, Tumor focally present at left resection margin, 9 lymph nodes removed all negative, Tumor staging pT3b NO MX

04-23-10 PSA <0.04....... 06-07-10 PSA <0.04..... 08-03-10 <0.04
05-03-10 1 week without pads
06-28-10 ;-)

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/24/2011 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dave. You started your journey one year after mine and so far you are looking good. I hope you stay in the zero club. Wishing you the best.
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

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/24/2011 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Looking forward to good results, Ed...

My bet is that you are still in remission.

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

compiler
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   Posted 1/24/2011 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Good luck Dave and Ed!!!

 

Mel


60Michael
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   Posted 1/24/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep us posted Ed and hopefully your numbers will remain great. My guess is that most of us get nervous around PSA time. When you quit getting nervous, it might mean that you have given up.
Michael

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 1/24/2011 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
David and Ed, know that I have good thoughts headed your directions. Will be waiting for your report.

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
2 year PSA <0.1
Only issue at this time is ED but getting better

PVE
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   Posted 1/24/2011 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
David and Ed

Good luck.

Waiting for the PSA results in murder.
Born in 1944
9/2007 PSA 7.54
10/2007 PSA 5.51 (After antibiotics)
Biopsy 11/2007
Gleason 3/3
Cancer in 7 out of 12 samples
Robotic Surgery 1/2/2008
Stage PT2C pNX MX
Gleason changed to 3/4
No lymph node or seminal vessel involvement
No extraprostatic extension
Perineural invasion is present
Cancer in 2 to 10 % of the gland
90 to 95% is pattern 3
5 to 10% is pattern 4
PSA 1/17/11 less than 0.1

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 1/24/2011 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank Tony, Mel, Jeff, Michael, PVE, David, and whomever I forgot. I'll keep you posted as soon as I find out. My GP doesn't get the results as quickly as my Uro so it may be a couple of days.
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

gold horse
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   Posted 1/24/2011 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
It is normal to get nervous,after 66 months I still get nervous good luck.
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
 
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