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James C.
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   Posted 2/21/2011 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Got the results today. .08, down from .09 and .09. Doc and I are cautiously optimistic that this may be a (the) plateau and it will hold around here. Maybe more hope than fact, but I'll take it.... Next test in June.


Pre PCa diagnosis PSA's
08/00 3.9
08/01 4.8
11/01 4.1
01/03 3.9
01/04 4.1
01/05 4.2
01/06 5.2
06/06 4.2
04/07 7.6

Post Surgery PSA results:
10/07 .04
02/08 .04
06/08 .04
12/09 .04
06/09 .04
03/10 .06
09/10 .09
12/10 .09 ..... 01/01/11 begin OPCXtra
02/11 .08 ..... 02/21/11 begin 1000mg pom extract.
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, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

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F8
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   Posted 2/21/2011 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
i'm happy for you James cool !
 
ed
 
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
HT, BT and IGRT
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

clocknut
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   Posted 2/21/2011 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you, James. 

60Michael
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   Posted 2/21/2011 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news indeed James!
Michael

Rolerbe
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   Posted 2/21/2011 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Really great news, James!
Keep it on the level!
age 52
RALP 10/08
One nerve spared
Gleason 7 - T1c
Pre op PSA 8.2 -- first PSA ever taken at age 50 physical
Most recent PSA 0.02 (12/10)

BillyMac
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   Posted 2/21/2011 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news there James. It is pleasing to see your PSA not only stop but turn around a little ------- I can feel your relief from here. A great cause for optimism indeed. Keep it up,
Bill

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   Posted 2/21/2011 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
James C. said...

02/21/11 begin 1000mg pom extract.


Looks like it's working ;-)

Sorry couldn't resist

Good news I hope it stays that way.

Dave in Durango CO.
07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5
09-09 PSA 6.5
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5
03-01-10 Age 55 RRP in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Dr Shandra Wilson
03-16-10 Path' G-8 (4+4+5) Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, SVI, Focal positive margin, pT3b NO MX

All PSA as of 1-25-11 <0.04

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/21/2011 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news James, was so worried you would be over the .1 mark for sure, glad you weren't
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 2/21/2011 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
James: If it is not going up it is good. Yahoo for you. I celebrate with you my firend. Thanks for letting us know.

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

ChrisR
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   Posted 2/21/2011 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
James, I am very very happy for you.....Relax a little....You've earned it...

Jakester
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   Posted 2/21/2011 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Very pleased to see the psa retreat!

Our best,
Jake
Dx 8/08 Pre-op psa 4.2, Age 60, 7 of 12 biopsies positive 3+3
DaVinci LRP 11/08, - margins, - EPE, vascular or perineural. Gleason 3+4=7, 5-10% of 4.
3 mo psa .1 2/09, 6 mo .1 5/09, 9 mo .2 8/09
broke ankle bones 6/09, 9/21/09 Bone scan clear, psa still .2
01/05/10 psa .3, SRT 01/19/10 start 39 sessions 70.2gy, psa @ 6 wks into IMRT .4; Post SRT psa @ 10 wks (5/10) .2, @20 wks .1, @8 mo still .1

LV-TX
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   Posted 2/21/2011 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go there James

Gotta ask you. Did you do anything different these last couple of months...for example....change in diet that might have had an effect on your psa levels remaining steady? Or any supplements you added to your daily intake.

Just curious.
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity

Les

Robotic Surgery Sept 2008
PSA increasing since January 2009
Current PSA .44 (29 months)
PSA Doubling time approx. 6 months
Clinical Trial - SRT begins 3/01/11

James C.
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   Posted 2/21/2011 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
LV, I did do a few little New Year's resolution type things. I added a daily 600mg calcium pill, an antioxodant rich multi-vitamin, a regular dose of OPCXtra, more exercise and tried to drop some of the fried red meat, but sadly didn't succeed much at that. I quietly began an experiment with the these items the day after my last test results. I have today begun 1000mg of pom. extract. in addition to the others. I am also gonna get in more treadmill, and bike time, as the weather improves.
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, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

lennybob
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   Posted 2/21/2011 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Way to go James, and thank you for all the encouragement you give others. It’s very obvious that you put a lot of thought into your own posts, as well as the ones you reply to. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.

Lynn


Age 53...51 when diagnosed.
February/09 PSA 11...GP discoverd during yearly physical...referred to Urologist
Biopsy found cancer, Gleason score of 6.
July 2009...Nerve-Sparing open radical prostatectomy.
Doing very well...only issue is ED and that is getting better.

Burlcodad
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   Posted 2/22/2011 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Great news - congrats

 

Ray


Skate
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   Posted 2/22/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   

Great news James.  Bask in your own sunlight for awhile.  You always make everyone else's days brighter.  Time for you now as you deserve it.

jack


Ziggy9
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   Posted 2/22/2011 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Magaboo
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   Posted 2/22/2011 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
James, I'm keeping my fingers x'd that your PSA will hold steady or still decline further. Congrats on your present PSA figure.
 
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

pattersson
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   Posted 2/22/2011 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Great result, six months with level PSA!
Radical prostactemy 10/2006 @42, PSA 3.9, Gleason 3+4
PSA <0.2 2006-2009

PSA 0.14 01/2010
0.07 05/2010
0.06 10/2010

DJBearGuy
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   Posted 2/22/2011 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you! Hey, same as my latest test. Good for both of us.

DJ
Diagnosis at 53. PSA 2007 about 2; 2008 4.3
Biopsy Sept 2008: 6 of 12 cores pos; Gleason 4+3 = 7
CT & Bone scan neg
Da Vinci at City of Hope Dec 8, 2008
Rad prostatectomy & lymph node dissection
Cath out on 7th day, in on 8th day, out again 14th day after neg cystogram
Path: pT2c; lymph nodes neg; margins involv; 41 grams,
PSA 1/08, 4/09,7/09, 10/09, 11/09,2/10 <0.01, 10/10 0.1, 2/11 0.08

Purgatory
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   Posted 2/22/2011 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go, DJ, was hoping for another good one for you
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

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   Posted 2/22/2011 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
James,
 
Good news!

Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 2/22/2011 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Terrific news, James!  Hope they go even lower.
 
Bob

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   Posted 2/22/2011 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
nice best wishes for you J ames.

Sleepless09
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   Posted 2/22/2011 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic James, just fantastic !

Cause for yet another rum and coke, of the medicinal sort ( 3 oz booze to one tin of diet coke) of course.

Yahooooo !

Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
From "knock out" to wake up in recovery less than two hours.  Actual surgery 70 minutes
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn  ---  perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
 
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues.
Oct 31st padless 24/7 
 
First post op PSA Sept 09  less than 0.02
PSA on Oct 23, 2009 less than 0.02
PSA on Jan 8, 2010  less than 0.02
PSA on April 9, 2010 less than 0.02 
PSA on July 9, 2010 (one year) less than 0.02
  
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