PSA Undetectable!!!!

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Wicket
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   Posted 12/8/2006 1:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
We got the results of Curtis' PSA yesterday  and it was undetectable.  To celebrate we went out and bought a new car...Well that wasn't really the reason, but it sure was a good excuse to get one!!!! tongue
 
Boy I remember has scared I was when I first came in here and how much help everyone was.  This site is a life saver...literally!!!  Everyone has been so helpful and supportive over the last 3 months!!!
 
Thanks again to you all for being you!!!
Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sifes instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 12/8/2006 4:36 AM (GMT -7)   
YEEEE-HAAAA, Congrats!! Curtis & Ellen!!
I get up early, drive a hour to work, turn on my comp. and go to this site and its great to get good news 1st thing in the AM. Before I finish my 1st pot of coffee! You made my day! WOW a new car!! That's really cool! Life starts over again now!!
Your friend Pete.
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.  


M. Kat
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   Posted 12/8/2006 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
YEAH Curtis and Ellen. that is good news indeed! we are celebrating with you....well, without a new car. :)
Husband Jeff 56 years old diagnosed July 27, 2006
PSA 6.5, 2 positive areas in biopsy, Gleason 3+3=6
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy August 30, 2006
pathology report - all clear - cancer gone
1st post-surgery PSA test 0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
2nd post-surgery PSA test 0.1


2busymom
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   Posted 12/8/2006 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Curtis & Ellen!

bec
husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA in 1/2007


whispers
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   Posted 12/8/2006 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so very happy to hear your news!!! Woohoo!!! What a holiday gift!

Lisa

lawink
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   Posted 12/8/2006 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Ellen & Curtis!!

Such wonderful news! Way to go and congrats on the new car! Undetectible is such a NICE word . . . especially when it comes to a PSA. Like my cousin said . . .first time he's been thrilled with ZERO on a test!!

Linda & Bob
Bob (60) had laproscopic prostate surgery on Sept 27, 2006 - 2/12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.  Follow up PSA results and pathology results received Nov 14th are NO MORE CANCER!  Gleason changed to a 3 + 4; cancer completely confined to prostate; (even a second more agressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE.
 
Bob also takes Hydroxyurea to control Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) has secondary condition . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience or knowledge of these, please post us.


GreenAcres
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   Posted 12/8/2006 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Wicket - it seems like yesterday you landed here (and me too!) and, yet, such a long time ago in many ways. That's the best news in the world! Congrats!
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now
 


Tamu
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   Posted 12/8/2006 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

tongue  Ellen & Curtis,

AWESOME!  The next words that I want to hear are "Non Detect" when I have my first PSA check on the 18th.  My wife and I will celebrate but not with a new car but we are going shopping.  That is what it is all about - Winning over the cancer monster.

Tamu


Diagnosed 7/6/06
1 of 10 core samples, 40%
Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path
Gleason 3+3
Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear


Swimom
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   Posted 12/8/2006 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Good news....nice to hear....whew!

Now enjoy the Holidays and that new car!
So what model?

Swim

Izzyblizzy
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   Posted 12/8/2006 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news!!   Enjoy the new car :)

Signficant Other diagnosed: 10/30/06 (age 63)
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 prior year)
Gleason: 3+3
Biopsy: 1/10 positive, 5% cancerous, right apex.
Treatment:  Undecided


mickeyboy
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   Posted 12/8/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Gr8 news Ellen & Curtis now you both can concentrate on getting back to a normal life of which i am sure will come very soon, enjoy that new car.
Best wishes.
Mike ( London Uk )

spinbiscuit
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   Posted 12/8/2006 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ellen & Curtis,

Great news! I hope you all got a Vette, but the 500hp Mustang GT is nice too. In any case the big "0" is cause for much celebration.

Glen
Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 ot 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. boundaries
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
 


daveed
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   Posted 12/8/2006 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Ellen and Curtis. There is truly something good to celebrate this holiday season.

Daveed

bluebird
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   Posted 12/8/2006 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Woo Hoo!!!! Undetectable…..    What a way to celebrate!

 

Dear Ellen & Curtis ~ we are thrilled and know exactly how you are feeling.  It’s been a road none of us wanted to travel… but I truly feel blessed that we have all found each other to travel this path….  With friends!

 

We’ve all come a long way baby…  and we have warm thoughts for each of you!

 

Take care dear friends and know that we will continue to keep you close. 

Wicket… When I re-read some of our communications over the months ~ it brings happy tears to see where we started and where we are today.

 

Congrats!!!  And I’m thrilled you treated each other to a wonderful new car to start this new ~ free of prostate cancer journey!  A new day is here ~ Enjoy it to the fullest…

 

We need more info on this new car!!  Make, model, color, etc.... cool

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… 53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

April 3, 2006   PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6  T2a  

Confined to Prostate   June 29th ~ PSA Less than 0.1 Non-detectable


jetguy
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   Posted 12/8/2006 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   

That is just great news.  Congratulations!  I'd rather have a new car than cancer any day!

Regards,

Bill


Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!


Jim-N1BRP
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   Posted 12/9/2006 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Right On. Congratulations

Jim, 53, BPH since 1996

Kidney cyst, 2002

Family history of PCa, father and two uncles

Biopsy 18Sept, 10 sample all negative, Prostate size 36.3 ml

PSA's                   fPSA

0.7    Sept 01

0.8    Sept 02

1.2    Nov 03

1.3    Nov 04

1.2    Oct  05

3.61  Jul    06

3.2    Aug  06

2.6    Sept 06          19%       


kw
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   Posted 12/9/2006 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Way to go.......My first Post Op PSA test is on Monday......we plan to celabrate with our first Vegas trip in January....
Remember...waht happens in Vegas...stays in Vegas...hehehe
    43
    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct, 17 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov, 9
    Next Dr. Appt and first Post op PSA on Dec, 11
   


Wicket
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   Posted 12/9/2006 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for your great letters!!  It's wonderful to have so many friends rooting for us!!  We feel really blessed to have found this site and so many wonderful people.
 
Blue and Spin,
I'd love to have a vette, but at my age would probably have an awful time getting back out of it.  yeah   We bought a 2006 Ford Explorer...nice and big and roomy and much easier to get into than a vette..
 
Thanks again for all the wonderful letters!!
Ellen
 
Curtis, 63, Diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10
Bone Scan Negative!!
 
DiVinci surgery done Oct 3, 2006
Catheter out Oct 11, 2006
After surgery T2C and cancer found on both sides instead of just one.
Pathology report came back clean!!!
 
First PSA test came back undetectable on December 7, 2006!!!!

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