Annual PSA Checkup.. .UNDETECTABLE (still)... Woohoo !!!

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RickyD
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
On April 7, 2018 I will celebrate my 8 year anniversary of being prostate free.

At my annual physical on 12/29/2017, my doctor gave me the latest blood test results.
Once again my PSA is undetectable. Less than 0.02 ng/mL.
The lab statement for the PSA test states; PSA values less than 0.02 ng/mL cannot be accurately measured with Beckman Coulter Dxl method and will be reported as less than 0.02 ng/mL.

It has been undetectable since shortly after my RALP surgery and hopefully will remain undetectable.

Happy New Year to all my brothers in this fight.
Good Luck to all of us.
Current Age 63, 55 at DX, PSA = 4.97 on 11/17/09, DRE-,
Biopsy 12/2/09, 12 cores, 11-, 1+ with <5% volume,G6(3+3),
RALP 4/7/10 at VUMC by Dr. Joseph Smith
Final Pathology: G6(3+3), pT2c, Margin+ at right apex,
SV-, EPE-, PNI present. Lymph nodes - not checked
Prostate Size = 59 grams, Tumor 5% of total prostate volume.
05/24/10 thru 12/29/2017,PSA < 0.10 (undetectable)

Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4829
   Posted 1/3/2018 3:30 AM (GMT -6)   
GREAT NEWS!!
Age 62 - 5'11" 210lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 7
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
09/19/17 - Nine Year PSA -> less than .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

JeffM
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Date Joined Nov 2017
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 1/3/2018 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Ricky! I'm hoping to join that club in February when I have my first post-RALP PSA test.
DX August 2017, Age 52
PSA 6.3 (3.8 a year earlier)
Biopsy 3 of 12 cores positive, 5%, 5%, 20%; Gleason 3+3=6
MRI PI-RADS = 4
Robotic Prostatectomy - 10/30/2017
Final pathology 3+4=7, Stage pT2cN0, approx. 30% involvement
Pad free 10 days after catheter removal
40 mg/day sildenafil started 11/24/17, no improvement in ED yet

Reltnie
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Date Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts : 704
   Posted 1/3/2018 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Hoping for the same when I have my 6 year in February.

Tom
Age:64 Diagnosis January 2012 Age 58
Original PSA Level 3.9 ......Gleason: 3+4
Biopsy results: 3 of 12 tested positive for cancer
Da Vinci Surgery 2/10/12
Negative Margins, cancer contained to prostate
Continent after 3 weeks
Sexual function fine with Cialis and now without meds at allsmile
PSA undetectable for five years now.

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 1/3/2018 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations and a Happy New Years for you
Not sure what became of my signature? Didn't realize it disappeared.

tennisplayer
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Date Joined Nov 2016
Total Posts : 417
   Posted 1/3/2018 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear that good news.
Age at diagnosis-66 Diagnosed 6/16
RALP 10/16 at U of Chicago, Dr. Shalhav. Experienced internal bleeding post op requiring transfusion of 2 units.
Pathology Gleason 3+4=7, tumor volume 15% Margins negative except for one focal margin, .1mm
pT2c,N0,MX,R1
PSA @ 6 wks <0.02;16 wks <0.02; 5/17 <0.02; 10/17 <0.02
My storywww.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3777359
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