Good news after completing salvage radiation and Lupron

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NolaVette
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   Posted 10/2/2017 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I received some very good news today. Exactly a year after completing 33 radiations treatments and a 6 month injection of Lupron (which actually turns out to last a full year), my PSA is still undetectable with a fairly normal Testosterone result of 294, from a low reading of 30.
Age 54 at dx PSA 7.6
Da Vinci Sept. 6, 2011
Gleason 3+4=7 Pre-op & Post-op Stage T3a
Undetectable PSA until April 2016
April 2016 PSA 0.05
July 13, 2016 PSA 0.1
July 21, 2016-6 month Lupron
Aug. 10, 2016 IMRT begins...33 sessions...66 Gy
Aug. 15, 2016 PSA 0.03
Sept. 19, 2016 <0.01
Dec. 12, 2016 <0.01
March 22, 2017 <0.01
June 20, 2017 <0.01
Oct 2, 2017 <0.01

Post Edited (NolaVette) : 10/2/2017 6:23:46 PM (GMT-6)


Chask
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Total Posts : 512
   Posted 10/2/2017 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
That is excellent. Congratulations. Bodes very well for the future.
Age now 72
Dx 07/13 PSA 7.1 at age 68
08/13 LRP Path: Gl 4+3 ter5 mgn +, SV, LN Neg, pT3a N0 Mx
11/13 PSA .07
12/13 12 month ADT
Continent
01/14 37 EBRT
05/14 Incontinence back
11/14 Retentive. SPC installed
12/14 ADT Break. 05/14 - 09/15 PSA <.01
12/15 .01 03/16 .03 O6/16 .09 09/16 .53!! 11/16 .54 12/16 .71
03/17 2.6
04/17 ADT restart
07/17 .08
10/17 .07

InTheShop
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   Posted 10/2/2017 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations!

It doesn't get much better.

Andrew
I'll be in the shop.
Age 57, 52 at DX
PSA:
4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13, .6 11/13,
.7 5/14, .5 10/14, .5 4/15, .3 10/15, .3 4/16, .4 10/16, .4 5/17
G 3+4
Stage T1C
2 out of 14 cores positive
Treatment IGRT - 2/2012
My latest blog post

CuriousCharles
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Total Posts : 185
   Posted 10/2/2017 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
WooHoo!!

Charles
Dx Nov 2013 Metastatic Prostate Cancer at Age 65
Numerous Bone Mets and Lymph Nodes, PSA 5,006
ADT Lupron + Zometa, PSA Nadir 1.0
Resistance after two years.
Short rechallenge Casodex.
Oct 2016 Provenge
Dec 2016 Start Xtandi, PSA 95
Sep 2017 PSA 1.4

Tall Allen
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   Posted 10/2/2017 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
How great is that!
Allen - not an MD
•PSA=7.3, prostate volume=55cc, 8/17 cores G6 5-35% involvement
SBRT 9 yr onc. resultsSBRT 7 yr QOL results
•treated 10/2010 at age 57 at UCLA,PSA now: 0.1,no lasting urinary, rectal or sexual SEs
my PC blog

JNF
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   Posted 10/2/2017 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Great report Steve. I think Sue and trip to England helped a bit.

Jack
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard and Jalyn started on 10-7-2010. IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes started on 11-8-2010, HDR Brachytherapy December 6 and 13, 2010.
PSA < .1 since February 2011

Pratoman
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   Posted 10/2/2017 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news Steve, so glad to read this. Congrats.
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathologyG6, G6, G8 (3+5)
downgraded to 3+3=6 by tDr Epstein, JH
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology – G7 (3+4), ECE, Margivns, LN, SV all negative
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score

garyi
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Total Posts : 303
   Posted 10/3/2017 12:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful to read about your good news! Well done!!
70 years old @ Dx, LUTS for 6 years
PSA's never over 3.0, Now 2.3
Ulcerative Colitis since 1973
TURP 2/16, G3+4 discovered,
3T MRI fusion guided biopsy 6/16
14 cores; G 3+3, one G3+4, Grade T1b
Second 3T MRI 1/17
RALP 7/17 Dr. Gonzaglo The Univ of Miami
G3+4 Organ confined
pT2c pNO pMn/a
Mostly Dry so far
10 week PSA .32

Redwing57
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Date Joined Apr 2013
Total Posts : 2305
   Posted 10/3/2017 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
That is truly great news - keep it up!
55@Dx 4/16/13
Bx: 6/12 pos, G9=5+4 (80%, 60%), 4+5 (2@100%, 80%, 10%), PNI+
cT3a (3T mpMRI: Bilateral EPE, NVB+, SV-, LN-)

Pre:
Date PSA fPSA
9/12 4.1 15%
3/13 5.2 12% PCA3=31

Tx:
IGRT by IMRT, 44 done 8/28/13: 50.4 Gy pelvic nodes, 79.2 Gy prostate
ADT2 3 yrs: Lupron/Casodex, ended 3/16

PSA <0.1 : 8/13 - 5/16;
steadying? - 0.2-8/16, 0.5-12/16, 0.7-3/17, 0.8-5/17, 0.8-7/17

John_TX
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Total Posts : 892
   Posted 10/4/2017 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
NolaVette said...
I received some very good news today. Exactly a year after completing 33 radiations treatments and a 6 month injection of Lupron (which actually turns out to last a full year), my PSA is still undetectable with a fairly normal Testosterone result of 294, from a low reading of 30.
I've been down that exact road and it's wonderful you have good news. Understand about the Lupron - it's the gift that keeps on giving rolleyes
DX - 1-13-2015 (age 66) -- PSA 4.02 (9-16-2014) to 4.38 (12-5-2014)
RALP on March 2, 2015
G6 to G7(3+4) to G7(4+3)
Stage pT3aN1
06/2017 PSA < 0.1
7/31/2015 HT - six month's injection of Lupron
ART 11/2015, 33 sessions

NolaVette
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Date Joined Oct 2011
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 10/5/2017 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys......next test at the end of December.
Age 54 at dx PSA 7.6
Da Vinci Sept. 6, 2011
Gleason 3+4=7 Pre-op & Post-op Stage T3a
Undetectable PSA until April 2016
April 2016 PSA 0.05
July 13, 2016 PSA 0.1
July 21, 2016-6 month Lupron
Aug. 10, 2016 IMRT begins...33 sessions...66 Gy
Aug. 15, 2016 PSA 0.03
Sept. 19, 2016 <0.01
Dec. 12, 2016 <0.01
March 22, 2017 <0.01
June 20, 2017 <0.01
Oct 2, 2017 <0.01

Micah68
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Date Joined Mar 2015
Total Posts : 88
   Posted 10/6/2017 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
That is GREAT News!
Praying for it to continue.
Mike
Rx (Age 54, 58 now). Jan. 2014 PSA 13.3 Biopsy - Gleason 7 (3+4).
RP Feb 12, 2014 Path: shocked! Gleason 7 (4+3) Sem Ves+ LN+ (1/22)
Stage: T3bN1
PSA 6wks <0.04, 4 months 0.06, 6 months 0.094.
Aug 2014 Lupron, Sept & Oct. 2014 SRT 39 Treatments.
PSA every three months; between: <0.01 - 0.01.
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