more of Alex's saga (post surgery PSA)

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   Posted 5/11/2007 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
just came back from the doctor and after having surgery just 5 weeks ago my PSA is .02 :-)
 so everything is looking good and even the leaking isn't as bad as it has been although yesterday was one of the bad days.  Still it looks like I can say I'm cancer free :-) and I'm feeling on top of the world.

Age: 48
Diagnosed: 02/19/07
PSA: 4.5
Gleason: 3+3=6
Surgery: April 09, 2007
Path results: 7% of prostate involved.  Margins clean 3+3=6
catheder to be removed April 19 07.

Post Edited (aztec1958) : 5/11/2007 7:29:19 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/11/2007 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
WHOO HOOO .... YEAH alex :)

skipping over the moon for both you and us :)
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (2005: 3.4, 2004: 4.0)
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 right and left apex. Negative margins, negative seminal vessicles, lymph nodes left intact. Gleason upgraded 3+4=7.
1st PSA Results: May 11, 2007 <.01

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 5/11/2007 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations, Alex! Outstanding. You got a definite Up on this checkride.

Gleason 3+3=6, T1c, one core in twelve, another pre-cancerous.
62 years old and good health.  Married 37 years.  To same woman!
Began IGRT January 23, 2007. 

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   Posted 5/11/2007 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations Alex, on your successful surgery and your PSA.

You should feel over the moon, you did it and we are all here to help you celebrate.

Gentle Hugs, my friend. yeah



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Post Edited (stkitt) : 5/11/2007 7:33:43 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/11/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Alex - news like yours always brings goose bumps. You deserve this!!!! So happy for you!!
;o) Bob & 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 5/11/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
We all love those zeros, Alex.

Congratulations and now go have some fun to celebrate...

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 7/18/07.
 "I have cancer but cancer does not have me."

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   Posted 5/11/2007 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news, Alex! I'm happy that you have your family to share this with you...the good and the bad.
You've turned the corner that you were so dreading to look around. Life is indeed good.

Husband Diagnosed 11/17/05 Age: 63 No Symptoms
PSA: 7.96, Positive DRE
Biopsy Right: 6 of 6 Cores Positive Biopsy Left: 1 of 6 Cores Positive
Gleason: 4+3 = 7 Stage: T2B N0 MX
2/09/06: LRP Restage: T3A NX MX
3 mo. PSA Post Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
9/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 CT shows distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07 - PSA 0.3

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   Posted 7/9/2007 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Yea !  ~  Alex,

1st  ~~~PSA…   !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable

Cause  for   celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!     

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

Yippeeeee!!!!!! From  Lee & Buddy

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The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for sharing ~ that your goal has been met….

It is very important to “all ”of us!  This is a way of positive feedback…

A way of showing others Hope… and a way of Sharing.  

J  Caring is Sharing ~  Thank You for Sharing  J




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