One year of ZEROES!!!

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stevmac1
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   Posted 6/13/2011 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Why does it take a week and a half to get the results? I tell them every time to please call me asap, because I'm overly anxious, but I ALWAYS have to call them. I wait (impatiently) for about 10 days until I'm freaking out, then I call. (today)
Oh well, at least I'm still in the club.
steve
50 Yrs. old at DX (51now) Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 4 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10
16 days post-op, catheter out.
Gleason upgraded to 3+4
Totally continent @ 8 weeks post-op. (!!!)
1st post-op PSA @ 12 weeks - <0.05
2nd " " " @ 6 months - <0.05
@ 9 months - <0.05
@ 1 year - <0.05

clocknut
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   Posted 6/13/2011 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I can sympathize entirely. Just went thru the same waiting, though it only took 5 days for the results, but who knows when they would have called me if I hadn't called first? Congratulations and wish you a lifetime of these zeroes.
Age 65
Dx June 2010.
PSA rose for 3 years to 6.2
Bx shows cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays negative.
DaVinci 8/20/10
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
5 brothers, ages 52-67 ; I'm only one with PCa
Continence after 7 weeks. ED continues.
PSA 1/3/10: 0.01; 6/12/11: 0.01

keysailfisher
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   Posted 6/13/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go, you buy the drinks.

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/13/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
good going, steve, really happy 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

Willie B
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   Posted 6/13/2011 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!

Willie and I are very happy for you!

Mary

livinadream
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   Posted 6/13/2011 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
you know Steve I hear stories of people having to wait for results and it is sad. I go on June 30th for my three month and I literally wait 45 minutes in the lobby for my results.
congrats on your great results lets go celebrate

peace to you
Dale
I was 45 at diagnosis with PSA of 16.3
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalechildress

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's. Scheduled to have a radical on July 11th, 2007, surgery was aborted when it was discovered it had spread to the lymph nodes.
I was on Lupron, Casodex, and Avodart for two years with my last shot March 2009.
My Oncology hospital is The Cancer Treatment Center of America in Zion IL
PSA July of 2007 was 16.4
PSA May of 2008 was.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11
PSA Jan 15th 2010 is .13
PSA April 16th of 2010 is .16
PSA July 22nd of 2010 is .71
PSA Sept of 2010 is .71
cancer in 4 of 6 cores
92%
80%
37%
28%

Radical
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   Posted 6/13/2011 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to fly Steve, keep em coming.
Kev 53yrs [Gold Coast Qld, Australia]
PSA 4 Gleason 7 [4+3]
RP 24/12/08 Dr Philip Stricker [Sydney]
Stage 2 Tumor 7% Margin status- Focal Involvement
Fully Cont. ED- 90%
PSA @ 2.5yrs <0.01
"Every-day in Every-way I Get Better"

FrackMe
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   Posted 6/13/2011 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Great News! Congratulations.

rcroller
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   Posted 6/13/2011 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! Having my first post-op in two days and hoping to be joining the club as well. Wishing you continued zeros!
Age 53- PSA 2/11 3.5
4/21/11 BX Path Report: 3 of 12 Left PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 Received PCa DX, G-8
5/18/11 open RP Performed, Right nerve bundle spared
5/24/11 Post Op Path Report: G-7(4+3) 7%, pT3a N0MX, EPE, PNI+, SVI-, Left margin <0.1mm from inked margin
6/1/11 Cath removed, Incontinence-No, ED-Yes.

60Michael
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   Posted 6/13/2011 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Steve and send some zeros my way!
Michael

Tim G
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   Posted 6/13/2011 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Steve, and all the best on continued good results!
Age 62 Pacific Northwest
PSA quadrupled in one year (0.6 to 2.6)
DRE negative Retested at 3 months (2.5)
1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) G6
Nerve-sparing open surgery June 2006, age 57
Organ-confined to one small area, downgraded to G5
Prostate Cancer Foundation supporter
5 years PSAs < 0.1

stevmac1
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 129
   Posted 6/14/2011 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks gentlemen. (and a lady)
Saw the doc this morning and he said "see you in a year". I told him I feel like we're breaking up. He's got a dry sense of humor, so not much of a reaction.
Anyways, big sigh of relief.
I owe you all an ice cold beer!!!
steve
50 Yrs. old at DX (51now) Feb, 2010 w/6.6 PSA.
Biopsy 04-24-10, Gleason 3+3
4 of 5 cores left side inv. 4 of 6 rt side
RRP 06-07-10
16 days post-op, catheter out.
Gleason upgraded to 3+4
Totally continent @ 8 weeks post-op. (!!!)
1st post-op PSA @ 12 weeks - <0.05
2nd " " " @ 6 months - <0.05
@ 9 months - <0.05
@ 1 year - <0.05

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/14/2011 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news and it sounds like you're lucky with going straight to one year tests. I did 4 quarterly test - two semi annual and then to one year tests.

beachbum50
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 293
   Posted 6/14/2011 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  You now can have the bronze "ZERO CLUB" membership level! Happy to hear the good news.
 
Beachbum
 
 

Burlcodad
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   Posted 6/14/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   

congrats on the zeros

 

ray


James C.
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   Posted 6/14/2011 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the zero (as described as less than .10), here's wishing you a lifetime of them.
James C, 64, East 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:
Prob. microscopic inv.-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

tigerpawn
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 347
   Posted 6/14/2011 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
It order be a fderal mandated law under health care law
That test results need to be given to patients, within
72 hours, or some type of update from dr. Why results are not back,
These dre don't understand how the patients life are put in limbo,
Till we find some conclusive results
Tigerpawn
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