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Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/19/2011 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I got the result of my 27 months PSA test this morning and it is .005. I was concerned about it because my 2 year test at my GP's lab came back as <.008. I wasn't sure why there was a "<" sign. I can now forget about the loss of my wallet and celebrate my continuous membership in the zero club.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/19/2011 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Yeeeee Haaaaa...

Bud Light for me please.

 


Tudpock18
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   Posted 4/19/2011 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Ed, congratulations and may you get many more similar reports!
 
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1305643&g=1305643#m1305643

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/19/2011 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. By the way Steve, may be when I come up to Dallas to see my son John I can buy you that beer.

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   Posted 4/19/2011 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Ed,
Sounds like great news. Maybe we can find a good Texas brew for you to offer :-)
 
By the way, the "<" indicates that the result was less than the minimum level that the test used can detect. This is the "undetectable" that we all look for.
 
The big gotcha is that different labs use multiple and different equipment and tests. For example, my GP uses a lab that offers two different tests, which have different minimum levels. Depending on who fills out the test form, I may get <0.1 (standard test, undectectable), or 0.02 (ultra sensitive test, not undetectable).
 
Just another "certainty" in PCa.

James C.
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   Posted 4/19/2011 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the results, good news is always good to read..
James C., Age 64, Kingsport, E. TN
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

Sonny3
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   Posted 4/19/2011 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Ed, big time congrats. Keep the ZC membership for many years.

Sonny
60 years old - PSA 11/07 3.0 PSA 5/09 6.4
da Vinci 9/17/09
Post Surgery Pathology: GS 4+3=7
Stage: T3a
Tumor Volume 12.5% positive margin, extra-prostatic extension
30 day PSA 0.4, 50 day psa 0.53, 64 day psa 0.6
IMRT completed 1/15/10 35 treatments- 70Gy
2/23/10 Post IMRT PSA 1.0
3/22/10 PSA 1.5
4/19/10 PSA 1.2
5/22/10 PSA 1.3
8/9/10 Radiation for MET
9/7/10 PSA 2.2
1/5/11 PSA 3.9
3/7/11 PSA 4.2

tatt2man
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   Posted 4/19/2011 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats on the Zero Club membership - here's to a lifetime of zero's (even though there is no such thing as an absolute zero)

hugs,
BRONSON
Age:55 -gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve -Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA:10/06/09 3.86
Biopsy:10/16/09- 2 of 12 cancerous, 5% involvement -Gleason 7 (3+4)
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 -0.02 -Zero Club
PSA:03/24/12- TBA

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/19/2011 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed,
No PSA here either today. Good for you and good for me!

Let's keep it that way...

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

John T
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   Posted 4/19/2011 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Fantastic!
JT
66 years old, rising psa for 10 years from 4 to 40; 12 biopsies and MRIS all negative. Oct 2009 DXed with G6 <5%. Color Doppler biopsy found 2.5 cm G4+3. Combidex clear. Seeds and IMRT, 4 weeks of urinary frequency and urgency; no side affects since then. 2 years of psa's all at 0.1.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 4/19/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
ED - by all means send me an email if you're ever headed this way..

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/19/2011 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news, Ed, I am thrilled 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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

Julietinthewoods
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   Posted 4/19/2011 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Such good news, Ed!

Juliet

Radical
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   Posted 4/19/2011 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed,
Looks like you may have to put on a Keg, congrats Kev.

ps. :Pint for me please.
Kev 53yrs [Gold Coast Qld, Australia]
PSA 4 Gleason 7 [3+4=7]
RP 24/12/08 Dr Philip Stricker [Sydney]
Upgrade Gleason Score 7.6 [4+3=7]
Stage 2 Margin status- Focal Involvement
ED- okay with Meds.
PSA at 2 yrs, no change remains 0.03
"Every-day in Every-way I Get Better"

waterloo
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   Posted 4/19/2011 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news and I lift my glass  to many many more..
Deidre
VIEW IMAGE
My Husband DX at age of 54 in 2006 09/2006-RP Original Gleason 3+4=7Post OP 4+3=7
PSA PO RP .004 Everything going good till May 2008
05/08 PSA 0.05
07/08 -0.09
10/08 -0.16
01/09 -0.24
RT March 2009 33 in total
07/09 PSA 0.4 Testosterone -15
09/09 -0.55 T -13
10/09 bone scan Clear
12/09 PSA 0.52 T-13
03/2010 “ 0.7 T-11.8
06/10 “ 0.61 T - 9
09/10 “ 0.8 T -11.4
01/2011 PSA 1.07 T -12.7
03/2011 PSA 1.50 T-9.5

Magaboo
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   Posted 4/19/2011 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ed. Congratulations on your latest PSA test result. Here is hoping for many more of those low numbers. Prost!
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

Sleepless09
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   Posted 4/19/2011 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed, darn shame about that wallet --- you're going to need it. I don't drink beer, so I figured you'd like to stand me to a good bottle of 15 year old rum. And, as you may know, we tax booze way high here in Canada to help pay for health care, so what in the U.S. might be $40 is $140 here, but I'm sure you'll not mind your results are so good.

I hope if I down enough high quality rum --- my answer to pomegranate juice --- my 27 month test should come back as good as yours.

In the meantime, congratulations on a great result!

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
  

Ed C. (Old67)
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   Posted 4/19/2011 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to you all for your support now, and over the last 2 plus years. I'm grateful to be a member of this forum and get all this brotherly (and sisterly) love.
by the way Sheldon, my wallet was found at the stadium and when I went to the game today I found that it was turned in to the lost and found. Everything was intact, unfortunately I had already canceled all my credit and debit cards and had obtained a temporary driver's license. So all in all, today, was a very good day, hopefully it will carry on to my golf game tomorrow.

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 4/19/2011 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Ed, What great news. Just want to let you know that several of the guys wanted to know where you were at the gathering. These guys were really looking for you. Next time buddy. Congrats again on the grreat news.

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
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