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James C.
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   Posted 5/10/2011 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
The benign tissue theory begins to make sense.

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
06/07 6.7
open RRP

Family Doc. ----- Urologist
10/07 .04 ----- 10/07 .04
04/08 ..008 ----- 02/08 .04
10/08 .02 ---- 06/08 .04
05/09 .03 ---- 12/08 .04
10/09 .04 ---- 06/09 .04
04/10 .06 ---- 03/10 .06
08/10 .09 ---- 09/10 .09
12/10 .09 ----- 02/11 .08
05/11 .08 ----- 06/11 tba
James C, 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% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

Post Edited (James C.) : 5/10/2011 8:54:04 AM (GMT-6)


reachout
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 739
   Posted 5/10/2011 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
James that's fantastic! That gives me hope also that mine will stabilize.
Age: 66
PSA: 7 tests over 2 years bounced around from 2.6 to 5.6
Biopsy 8 of 12 positive, Gleason 3+4, T2a
DaVinci August 2009, pathology Gleason 4+3, neg margins, T2c
Continent right away, ED
Viagra, Cialis did't work, Trimix works well
Post-surgery PSA:
3, month: undetectable <.1; 6 month: undetectable <.014 (ultrasensitive); 9, 12, 15 month: undetectable <.1; 18 month detectable .05

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 5/10/2011 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Way to go, brother, you got what I was hoping for, hope you can feel some serious relief, and you can continue to dodge that evil SRT bullet, forever I hope

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 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

logoslidat
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   Posted 5/10/2011 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thats great news, heck even if it isn't benign, which it probably is,you will be symptomless well into your 90,s
Diagnosed 8/14/09 psa 8.1 66,now 67
2cores 70%, rest 6-7 < 5%
gleason 3+ 3, up to 3+4 @ the dub
RPP U of Wash, Bruce Dalkin,
pathology 4+3, tertiary5, 2 foci
extensive pni, prostate confined,27 nodes removed -, svi - margins -
99%continent@ cath removal. 1% incont@gaspass,sneeze,cough 18 mos, squirt @ running. psa std test reported on paper as 0.0 as of 12/14/10 ed improving

Piano
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   Posted 5/10/2011 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent new James and let's hope the present trend continues. Whatever you are doing, keep doing it!
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4/12 cores
Non-nerve-sparing RRP 7 March 2008 age 63
Organ confined, neg margins. Gleason downgrade 4+4=8
Fully continent
Bimix worked well; now using just VED
PSA undetectable at first but then rose to 0.4, doubling time 7 months
Following diet change, PSA static at 0.4...

Cajun Jeff
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   Posted 5/10/2011 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh James What a message to make this Cajun Boy Smile.. :) What great news. So happy to hear this 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

Tim G
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   Posted 5/10/2011 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Terrific news, James!
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

goodlife
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/10/2011 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
That is fantastic. The guy I saw at Cleveland Clinic told me he thought mine was benign. I m still skeptical, but certainly enocurged by your decrease.

Sleepless09
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   Posted 5/10/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Excellent, James --- totally excellent!

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
  

bayou jackal
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Date Joined Oct 2010
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 5/10/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Good news! The status quo is better than a rising PSA. Continued good luck

Raj
PSA 3/14/02 1.89
PSA 12/03/02 2.63 (50% increase)
Biopsy 12/30/02 POSITIVE Gleason 4+3
Surgery February 2003
PSA 3/17/03 0.00
A total of 16 PSAs between then and today
PSA 12/12/10 0.00 Approaching eight years after radical open prostatectomy
Life is good!!

60Michael
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   Posted 5/10/2011 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news James. Keep the good news coming in.
Michael

An38
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   Posted 5/11/2011 1:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Such very good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so pleased for you,

An
Husband's age: 52. Sydney Australia.
Family history: Mat. grandfather died of PC at 72. Mat. uncle died of PC at 60. He has hereditary PC.
PSA: Aug07 - 2.5|Feb08 - 1.7|Oct09 - 3.67 (free PSA 27%)|Feb10 - 4.03 (free PSA 31%) |Jun10 - 2.69. DRE normal.
Biopsy 28Apr10: negative for a diagnosis of PC however 3 focal ASAPs “atypical, suspicious but not diagnostic” for PC. Review of biopsy by experienced pathologist, 1/12 core: 10% 3+3 (left transitional), 1/12 core: ASAP (left apex)
Nerve sparing RP, 20Aug10 with Dr Stricker. Post-op path: 3+4 (ISUP 2005). Neg (margins, seminal vesicles, extraprostatic extension). Multifocal, with main involvement in the fibro-muscular zone. T2C.
Post RP PSA,
Lab 1: Sep10 – 0.02|Nov10 – 0.03|Dec10 – 0.03|Feb11 – 0.03
Lab 2: Nov 10 - 0.01|Dec10 – 0.01|Feb11 – 0.01|Apr11 – 0.01

English Alf
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   Posted 5/11/2011 5:43 AM (GMT -6)   
excellent

alf
Age dx 48
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
DRE neg
Biop 2/12 pos
Gleason 3+3
Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
Nov 09 PSA 0.1
Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr CT
RT 66Gy ends 11 Jun 10
Tired + weird BMs
Sep 10 PSA <0.1
Jan 11 PSA <0.1
Apr 11 PSA <0.1
Erection OK

rob2
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1132
   Posted 5/11/2011 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Good news.  I guess the doctor's will keep you on 6 month invervals for testing.
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