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maldugs
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   Posted 2/9/2011 12:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi went to see my Urologist today and discussed the fact that my PSA has risen from 0.5 in July 07 to 0.7 today. He said that obviously the SRT had failed, but the remaining cells that are sending the signal are progressing very, very slowly, I agreed with him that at this stage there is nothing to worry about,and this could go on for the rest of my life, a 0.2 rise in nearly 4 years IS slow.

So we will continue on our merry way of seeing him and the Oncologist every year and continue life as normal.

Now must get my knee fixed so I can get back to Competition bowls!! yeah


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

Post Edited (maldugs) : 2/9/2011 4:38:44 PM (GMT-7)


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 2/9/2011 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Good thinking, Mal!
So far, so good is right. That has been the slowest i have seen it go.

And good luck with the knee, too. i hope your summer hasn't been too bad.

Your upside right friend...

Tony
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:
Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/17/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 2/9/2011 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Mal that is still a good report, based on the number of years its been. Your rise was 40% during that time period, not .2%. It did rise .2, from .5 to .7. Just looking at the number portion.

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

James C.
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Total Posts : 4462
   Posted 2/9/2011 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Mal, that's a good slow increase, so I can see why you would take the watch approach. It seemingly will take a long time to force you to treatment again.
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 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

BB_Fan
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 1011
   Posted 2/9/2011 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Great Mal, I know a guys that was able to wait 13 years before he went to SRT. He waited until PSA approached 10. Looks like you could easily break that record. BB
Dx PCa Dec 2008 at 56, PSA 3.4
Biopsy: T1c, Geason 7 (3+4) - 8 cores, 4 positive, 30% of all 4 cores.
Robotic Surgery March 2009 Hartford Hospital, Dr Wagner
Pathology Report: T2c, Geason 8, organ confined, negitive margins, lymph nodes negitive - tumor volume 9%, nerves spared, no negitive side effects of surgery.
PSA's < .01, .01, .07, .28, .50. HT 5/10. IMRT 9/10.
PSA's post HT .01, < .01

maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 784
   Posted 2/9/2011 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
David thanks, obviously you are a numbers man, all the best.

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
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