Gene's PSA and other stats...finally!

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   Posted 4/19/2007 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the surgeon yesterday for check on blood in urine.  It's clean now.  Had him to feel lower abs after lifting that 50# suitcase which brought subsequent pain.  He said he could not "feel" a hernia, Praise The Lord!  Then he sent me to the lab for my first blood report post surgery. 
It was 0.011, which I understand is very good, right? Before he got out the door, I handed him the questions about my cancer which I had never heard.  Since I was referrer to him by another urologist, he did not have the post biopsy stats handy, but did have have the path stats frm the actual removed prostate which he said is better (I'm sure it is too).  So here they are:
Age: 63 (I can hardly believe that one!)
Radical open Surgery -- 01/14/07
PSA before biopsy -- 7
Cancer was in both sides
Gleason grade -- 3+3=6
Stage of cancer -- T2c; No Mo. (no disant mastisis, according to Scardino)
Next PSA -- July 26
Those are good stats, aren't they?

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   Posted 4/19/2007 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, those are great stats :)

Don't forget to add them all to your sig :)

Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 previous year)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both rght and left apex. Negative margins. Gleason 3+4=7.

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   Posted 4/19/2007 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news Gene! Bet you're feeling relieved!
;o) Linda &
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 aggressive, previously undetected cancer)      PSA UNDETECTABLE November 2006 AND February 2007.   
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.

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   Posted 4/19/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   

Great Stats Gene!!!!!!


Diagnosed March 06
PSA 4.4
Two biopsies. One core of each 5% cancer, two suspicious
Gleason 3+3=6
DaVinci surgery Nov 1, 06
Cancer confined to prostate
Ist PSA 6 weeks post op less than 0.02
2nd PSA 4 months undetectable
Next PSA end of June

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   Posted 4/19/2007 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Gene!

Take it easy and let things continue to heal and you will be fine...

Age 72. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2B Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2B. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSA on 1/3/07 - 0.04. 
PSA on 4/4/07 - 0.00  T level - 48  Restarted T therapy.
Next PSA on 7/11/07.
 "Cancer feeds on fear - starve it to death."

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   Posted 4/19/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Good stats Gene. Even better....fewer men are lucky enough to have their Gleason grade lowered.
T2c is the latest addition to the family of T simply means there is cancer in both lobes of the prostate. Very promising PSA :>)


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   Posted 4/19/2007 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Gene. Keep those zeros coming....... Courtney
Kurt & Courtney
47 year old
Great Health prior to dx
Dx on 1/29/07
PSA 4.1
Gleason 3+3=6, both lobes
Stage T2c, I believe
Tumor involves 20% of cores, both lobes
Live in OK
Da Vinci scheduled 3-14-07 in Austin
Post-Op  Gleason 6, Stage t2c nx mx  YAAAAA HOOOOOO! 

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   Posted 4/19/2007 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   


I don't quite understand that my Gleason score was lowered.  I guess you get that frm the T2c path stage.  How so? 

Also on this original post, I put the wrong date for the surgery.  It should have been 02/14/07 instead of 01/14/07.

I put my stats on my signature.  I hope they show up.


Age: 63
Diagnosed: 01/24/07
Gleason Grade: 3+3+6
Radical Open Nerve-sparing Prostatetomy: 02-14-07
Cancer confined to prostate
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
First Post-Op PSA on 04-18-07: 0.011

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   Posted 4/19/2007 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Yea!  ~  Gene,


1st …..PSA   !!!~~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~~!!!  undetectable


Cause  for   celebration!!!!!

         What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….

              Enjoy it to the fullest my friend.


Yippeeeee!!!!!! From  Lee & Buddy


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April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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