what's the likely hood of surviving 10 years after prostate removal
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<90% - 66.7%
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>5 years - 33.3%

 
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taos
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   Posted 6/16/2011 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Age 69, prior to surgery psa .6, da vinci prostatectomy 6/8/11--
excellent health--catheter removal tomorrow--
previous psa tests never exceeded .6--
dre detected nodule on 4/7
3 of 12 cores cancerous
worried about what lies ahead--any suggestions

daveshan
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   Posted 6/16/2011 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, and sorry you have to be here.

The overall averages would say a very good chance of 10 year survival, however without having a Gleason score from the biopsy it's hard to make any guess.

Once you have your post surgery PSA and pathology with the rest of the information (staging/margins if any/Gleason/PNI etc) in hand there are nomograms that can give you a better idea of what you're facing.
Dave in Durango CO

07-06 PSA 2.5
01-08 PSA 5.5 (Dr never told me)
09-09 PSA 6.5 (age 55)
12-09 Biopsy, initial Gleason 9 (4+5) later reduced to 8 with tertiary 5
03-01-10 Age 55 RRP in Durango CO by Dr Sejal Quale and Dr Shandra Wilson
03-16-10 Path' G-8 (4+4+5) Bilateral involving 21% of left lobe, 3% of right lobe, SVI, Focal positive margin, pT3b NO MX

All PSA as of 5-03-11 <0.04

taos
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   Posted 6/16/2011 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Dave: Obviously I'm new here. Anyway here's some more info:
gleason score 6 (3+3)
no evidence of extraprostatic extension or perineural invalsion
prostate gland, left apex, left min, left lateral mid
3 cores 10%, 15%, 10%

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/16/2011 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Taos - welcome to the site - the one no one wants to be a member of.

You're numbers are close to mine and I'm still here three years later...

You'll be doing another PSA test in the near furture and then more to follow.. Odds are real good that you have a long life a head of you... But only time and the test results will tell for sure.

Think positive and enjoy life..

 


Fairwind
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   Posted 6/16/2011 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Most G-6 guys, especially ones with stats like yours, live to die of something other than prostate cancer.. Your chances of dying of PC are only 4 or 5%...
Age 68.
PSA age 55: 3.5, DRE normal.
age 58: 4.5
61: 5.2
64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
67 4.5 DRE "normal"
68 7.0 3rd biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RALP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT. 2-15-'11 PSA 0.0

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/16/2011 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome to hw, you will hopefully continue to do so well
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, 6/11 5.8
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

daveshan
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   Posted 6/16/2011 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
As the others have said, you have good odds. Please hang around and let us know how it goes while you continue to educate yourself.
Cheers
Dave in Durango CO

az4peaks
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   Posted Yesterday 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Taos, - I'm curious, did the post-surgery Pathology Report indicate that the Prostate Cancer (PCa) found, was simply "Adenocarcinoma"? I ask because of the unusually low PSA readings you report always having, at 0.6 ng/ml, or did I misunderstand? - John@newPCa.org (aka) az4peaks

taos
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   Posted 6/20/2011 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi John: Yes to your ?. Quote, sections reveal a acinar adenocacinoma involving the left half. Tumor also involves rt half of the prostate w/similar etc. 5% of rt 20% of left half. All surgical resection margins negative for the neoplsm. Final staging: pT2C, pNO, pM not applicable. And yes, all during my 60's never did my psa increase beyond .6. Uro said i was lucky when my pcp detected the nodule in March. Post side effects include incontinence, but on the other hand Sat, I started walking very vigorously 2x's/day--34 minutes each. Man, I know I'm 69 but I am extremely worried about my future. Wish I could just move on and let what's goiing to happen,,,,,,happen..... Good luck to you and to all others with this dreadful disease---taos
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