5 yrs on cancer free

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petal
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   Posted 3/21/2011 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
hi
i havnt posted anything in a long time but i do check in now and again . i just wanted to give a little hope to someone who is as worried as i was 5 years ago when my dad was diagnosed with pc. i taught he was going to die and i was full of anxiety . this forum helped me through a lot and educated me on such things as what to ask doctors ect. my dad psa is still a zero 5 years on . he had a t2c and a gleeson score of 8 . he had 7 weeks radiation after he had his prostate operation .he is on a hormone injection every 3 months for life and is as happy as anything . good luck and best wishes to all of you on your journey and thanks again for all the love and support along the way.

James C.
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   Posted 3/21/2011 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
petal, it's so nice to hear from you again, and great that your Dad has passed the 5 year mark with such success.
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

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 3/21/2011 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news.

SHU93
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   Posted 3/21/2011 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Awesome News!!! I hope I can post the same in years to come!

Great Monday morning news!!
Age Dx 37, 7/2008, First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008, Biopsy: 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008, PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
7 Post Op PSA’s from 9/2008 to 11/2010: <0.1

Purgatory
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   Posted 3/21/2011 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Best news I read all day, a big congratulations
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,

tatt2man
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   Posted 3/21/2011 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Petal - congrats to you and your Dad - for him doing so well - and having such a supportive loving daughter -
-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

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 3/21/2011 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Petal,
Thanks for posting the wonderful news about your Dad. That is what we all hope for.
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 ?

lennybob
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   Posted 3/21/2011 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   

Petal,

That is great news. Thanks for the encouragement.

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.

Rolerbe
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   Posted 3/22/2011 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Petal.  And the better news is a recent report (on another fairly recent thread here) that indicates that the probablility of BCR is very low after the 5 year mark with such low PSA's.  Time to celebrate!
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)

Red Nighthawk
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   Posted 3/22/2011 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome news! Thanks for sharing the great news about your dad.
Age: 63
Gleason grade: 3+4=7, pT2c NX MX
Robotic RP: Sept. 15th, 2009
No lymphatic/vascular invasion, seminal vesicles, margins tumor free.
Pre surgery PSA: 4.1
Post surgery PSA's: .04, .03, .02, .05, .02, .02
ED: 15 months post-op I am back to pre-surgery erections. Pills help! No incontinent issues.
Surgery: Dr. Jim Hu. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's, Boston

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/22/2011 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Five years is a good number, Petal,
Good for you. And thanks for being here when I arrived.

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 ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

Blog: www.caringbridge.org/visit/tonycrispino

JoeFL
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 3/22/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news! Thanks for the post.
Age 68 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. Normal activity within 3 days. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 12/9/10 - 0.1

reachout
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   Posted 3/22/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic! Thanks for posting, it's encouraging to hear of those who are fine after so many years.

Tim G
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   Posted 3/22/2011 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Petal, and all the best to your Dad! It is encouraging to others to hear back from those who have survived PCa and are doing well. Five years is an important milestone. I hope to hit the 5-year cancer-free mark myself in a few months.

Take care......Tim
PSA quadrupled in one year (0.6 to 2.6)
DRE negative Retested at 3 months
1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) G6
RP open surgery June 2006 at age 57
Bilateral nerve-sparing
Organ-confined to one minuscule area, downgraded to G5
Prostate weight 34 grams
PSAs < 0.1

Doting Daughter
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   Posted 3/23/2011 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Petal- We love these updates!!! Thank you for sharing!!
Father's Age DX 62 (now 65)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 0 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 2010 PSA <.02
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