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   Posted 2/2/2011 2:32 AM (GMT -6)   
The good news is that I saw my uro yesterday and nearly two years after surgery my PSA is 0.00.

Even better, we talked about the nomograms and my chances of staying PCa free. I noted that the nomograms still give me, with my less than clean pathology, a risk of recurrence. He said that the reason that he had switched to the ultra sensitive test was that his experience showed that it allowed him to catch almost all recurrences within the first two years. That is, the nomograms are based on the old tests but he has found that the new tests give him earlier warning of recurrence.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 2/2/2011 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Great News.

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   Posted 2/2/2011 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Geez- is it .000 ultrasensitive and did you see the actual copy of the test, rarely do we see no numbers and all zeros. Usually like .002 or .001 or such. Just asking maybe I am from Missouri and have to be shown (lol)?

That is great news anyway, this aint football so stay away from the 'red zone' and definitely stay away from the 'twilight zone' area of PCa. I have already met Rod Serling and no doubt my mind was blown forever, thereafter....although I am getting a second opinion on that.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage

Worried Guy
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   Posted 2/2/2011 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Geezer
Congratulations! I too have been tracking my odds using the nomograms. Every day our PSA stays below 0.01 pushes our odds of BCR lower.
See if you can get a copy of the report. It will tell you the machine and protocols used. The 2010 protocol is even more sensitive than the 2006. Both are reported to two digits.
As you know, a few of the guys here are even getting 3 digits, with a resolution of 0.003 ng/ml. It is awesome when you think about it.

And it will only get better.

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 2/2/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Geezer that is good news. The ultra sensitive test does have its advantages despite all the anxiety that it causes.
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

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   Posted 2/2/2011 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Great going, Geezer. You are doing very well.
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 2/3/2011 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
WooHoo baby thats the number that we all want.  Congrats!
Cajun Jeff

James C.
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   Posted 2/3/2011 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the good news, wishing you a lifetime of them.
James C. Age 63
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4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 01/11-.09
ED-total-Bimix 30cc
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