Four Year Surgery Update

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Veteran Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 823
   Posted 5/28/2011 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I am glad to report that today is the four year anniversary of my prostate surgery.  My PSA's since surgery have all been below zero and  I am not scheduled for another one until December.  I would like to thank the good people here at Healing Well for all your support these past four years.  You know who you are, but I would like to especially thank Lee and Buddy for your advice,guidance and friendship all this time.  This site has been a blessing to me in guiding me on my journey with Prostate Cancer. 
Take care everyone, and thank you Veterans for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
age at dx 54 now 58
psa at dx 4.3
got the bad news 1/29/07
open surgery Duke Medical Center 5-29-07
never more than 2 pads
ED is getting better
the shots work great, still can't give them to myself
three years of zero's
Retired again after 36 years February 1, 2010

Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 5/28/2011 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   

what a great report, 4 years of zeros, good going my friend.

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

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 5/28/2011 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to see that report and thanks for checking in. Four year mark is fantastic.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 2845
   Posted 5/28/2011 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
congrats on the zero club membership - four years !!
-here's to a lifetime of zero's
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

Tim G
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 5/30/2011 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations on your excellent 4-year report!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 5/30/2011 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
MVSER--This site has been a blessing to so many people, myself included. I too am thankful to the "veterans" that keep it going. Keep up the good work.
Age 49 years old with no family history of PCa. but had testicular cancer in 1985.

PSA on 3-8-2010 was a 5.6
PSA re-take on 3-17-2010 was a 4.4
Biopsy collected on 4-17-2010 showed 2 of 12 cores malignant with Gleason scores of 3+3 Stage T1C.
RALP surgery 7-21-2010 at Hopkins.
Pathology report revealed that the cancer was organ confined, all margins negative and a Gleason score of 6.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 5/30/2011 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the ongoing low PSA levels.

age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept 07 Totally dry
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5
Started SRT on 5th Dec.
Finished 24 Feb 08
PSA from 30th April 08, until now range- 0.5 to 0.7

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 99
   Posted 5/30/2011 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Now that's an anniverary worth celebrating.
God Bless,
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 showing improvement.
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