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STW
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 3/16/2011 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
A brief chat with the doctor an hour ago. PSA is 0.2.
My initial appointment with the radiation oncologist is two weeks from today. Surgery was two years ago next month.
Not unexpected but double "drat" still the same.

p_elliott
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Date Joined Nov 2010
Total Posts : 143
   Posted 3/16/2011 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
So Sorry to hear this I wish you all the best. We will all be here for you.

tatt2man
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 3/16/2011 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear the number - the zero club chair is reserved for your return -

- the PSA 0.20 was expected by you? - sorry, don't remember your initial stats -

-this is a great place for support for you - wishing you all the best -

BRONSON
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/24/11 - TBA

Jerry L.
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   Posted 3/16/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear that. Hang in there.
Nov. 2009 Dx at Age 44
Dec. 2009 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Jan. 2010 T3b, Gleason 9
Feb. 2010 Adjuvant Radiation

PSA History:
-----------------
Nov. 2009 4.30
Feb. 2010 <.05
May 2010 <.05
Aug. 2010 <.05
Nov. 2010 <.05
March, 2011 .09

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/16/2011 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear this news as well, perhaps you could repost your stats so we can remember your previous numbers. There are many of us that have been down the SRT path, so there's plenty of help if that is what is decided.

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 2/11 1.24
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 9/10,

142
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   Posted 3/16/2011 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Just to be clear, you can't quit the club - it just happens mad
Nobody leaves willingly.
 
Sorry to see you on my leg of the journey, but if I can offer anything from my adjuvant IGRT experience, ask away.
DaVinci 10/2009
My adjuvant IGRT journey (2010) -
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1756808

STW
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 3/16/2011 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Since you ask:

54 at diagnoses
PSA 8.7 Biopsy 1/7/09
4 of 6 cores +, one at 90%
Gleason 3+4=7 Neg scan 1/15/09
1 shot Lupron 1/27/09 Tax Season
RP 4/29/09
Neg nodes, + seminal vesicle, 1 + margin
Gleason 3+4=7 with tertiary 5 T3b
Catheter 2 weeks no nighttime leakage Pad free week 5
PSA 6/6/09 <0.1; 9/10/09 <0.1; 3/11/10 <0.1; 9/27/10=0.1 12/29/10=0.1; 3/16/11=0.2

The docs here prefer not to carry PSA out two decimal places. They've dealt with too much PSA anxiety for the information gained. A friend at the lab tells me they round it and post it for the doctors to see. I can't say I'd do anything differently if I knew if it was 0.17 or 0.22. My only quibble is that it makes calculating the doubling time more difficult when I use the nomograms at SK.

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 3/16/2011 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
STW sorry about you leaving the club. We don't like to lose members. I wish you the best in your next battle.
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, 21 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (2 years) <.008 ?

gold horse
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 360
   Posted 3/17/2011 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry to hear you are leving the zero club,will hold your seat unyil you come back. yeah

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
 

NEIrish
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 245
   Posted 3/18/2011 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
STW:  I just read Sephie's update for her husband, which offers such hope to guys whose PSA readings show an increase.  Have you just had the one at .2?  Are they going to retest it in a month before scheduling radiation?

Bobbo7
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Date Joined Mar 2011
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 3/18/2011 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
You'll be back to the club soon!  Radiation was very effective for me.  After I had the DaVinci Prostatectomy in 2006, I still had a PSA of 0.42, which then rose to 0.77.  I was very upset.  I had radiation in 2007 and have been PSA < 0.01 ever since!  :-)
 
PSA History:
-----------------
May 06 Diagnosed at Age 49 (after 3 biopsies over a span of 2 years)
May 06 - PSA=13
Aug 06 DaVinci Robotic Surgery
Dec 06 - 0.42
Dec 06 (recheck) - 0.62 - Merry Christmas mad
Mar 07 - 0.77
Jun 07 - radiation
Oct 07 < 0.0
...
Oct 2010 < 0.0
 
P.S.: radiation was no problem
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