How long has it been since your first treatment (surgery, radiation, chemo, hormone, etc.)

How long ago since your first treatment for PCa?
18
Less than 1 year - 69.2%
5
1 to 2 years - 19.2%
1
2 to 3 years - 3.8%
1
3 to 5 years - 3.8%
1
5 to 7 years - 3.8%
0
over 7 years - 0.0%

 
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StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 8/12/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Just curious what the demographics are here. Seems there are few people that are beyond 5 years, but I could be wrong.
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .200 (2 for 6)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 8/12/2007 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
2 years in April for Paul

3+3
clinical stage T1c
PSA 3.6
bilateral + 4 / 12 core samples
1 = <5%, 3 atypical
robotic assisted lap
University Of Michigan
*******
organ confined
nerve / seminal tip sparing
pathology= T2b
PSA's x 5 = <.005
No incontinence
ED managed with Viagra (took a year)
 


StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 8/12/2007 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Was hoping to get people to fill out the poll choices..
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .200 (2 for 6)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


pasayten
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 435
   Posted 8/12/2007 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Biopsy early March, DaVinci surgery 4/24/2007

Ray
Age 59 y/o - Last 3-4 years of annual general health checkups - PSA 5-6
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6  Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 Diagnosed as T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6  T2c Nx Mx,   approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.  
6/28/2007 9 weeks post-op incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op  Minimal leakage...  one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA...  0.01 !!! 
7/30/2007 ED improved to about 60% erection and "functional". Only using 50mg Viagra generic every 2-3 days.
 


JuRon9
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 8/13/2007 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
It's been four years as of 7/1/07 and counting.

Ron
62 W/M healthy DX PCA 6/1/2003
PSA 6.7 Gleason (3+4)=7, T1c.
6 biopsies sent: One positive- Right Apex involving 70% of specimen. Perineural invasion.
LRP 7/1/2003-Path. T2b Surgical margins clear, prostate 65.5 grams.
Largest cancer dimension: 1.7cm
location of largest tumor: Left posterior
Cancer Volume: 1.14cc
Extraprostatic extension: Negative
Seminal Vesicle invasion: Negative
PIN : present
% Gleason 4: 30%
Post TNM: pT2b
4 years still <0.1. Now 66yrs. old


Cedar Chopper
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 432
   Posted 8/13/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
StrictlyInc,

I think you are correct.  Only a few seem to post here frequently after two years.

We should probably consider that over five years ago there were fewer people using this type of internet activity.

I hope they are well and just don't feel the need to log-in and/or comment!

Thanks for all you are doing.  Your Friend,

CCedar
ICTHUS!

2 Years of PSA between 4 and 5.5  + Biopsy 23DEC06 
Only 5 percent cancer in one of 8 samples.  +  Gleeson 3+3=6
Radical Prostatectomy 16FEB07 at age 54.
1+" tumor - touching inside edge of gland.  + Confined:)
Texas Hill Country FRESH Produce Department Manager
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Dutch
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 8/13/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   

Just passed 6yr and doing fine.

Dutch


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001 - No side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19
Our responsibility now is to educate men about Pca, PSA and the importance of early detection. 
 
 
 


PianoMan
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 8/13/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi StrictlyInc: I filled out my poll choice. The results will be interesing.

54 years old

PSA = First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06 (6 out of 8 cores positive), both lobes, Gleason 3+3 = 6

Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007

Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear.

First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07


Axeman
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 8/13/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
2.8 years for me since surgery. PSA's undectable.

Axe
Axe - 60
Diagnosed - October, 2004 - PSA 3.3 up from 2.4
Gleason 3+3 = 6
T2A
DaVinci Surgery - January, 2005
UVA Medical Center
All PSA's at 0.00 since


StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 8/15/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Axeman, did you check one of the poll choices?
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .500 (4 for 8)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


StrictlyInc
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 8/15/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Dutch, your signature line is key - about educating men to get tested.

I think another thing that is key is that hopefully some/many of us will stick around past 2 years, to give encouragement and hope and information to those who are less than 2 years here. I think it can be easy to get a little down reading what we are all going through, when there are few voices to say "I've been through it".
____________________

Prostate cancer diagnosed: May 15, 2006 (age 40)
Gleason score: pre-surgery 3+3=6; post-surgery 3+4=7
daVinci radical prostatectomy: July 25, 2006
size of tumor: approx 1.1 inches; negative margins from surgery

- number of pads/day at 3 months after surgery: 3 to 5
- number of pads/day at 4 months after surgery: 1 to 2
- number of pads/day at 6-12 months after surgery: 0 to 1

- 1st post-surgery PSA: 0 (Nov 2006); 2nd post-surgery PSA: 0 (Feb 2007)
- 3rd post-surgery PSA: 0 (May 2007); 4th post-surgery PSA: 0 (June 2007)

The search for timber: took Viagra/Cialis approx. every other day, ErecAid once a day, injections. Peyronie's diagnosed 7/5/07. Now on Cialis, L-arginine and pentoxyfylline, ordered to be celibate for 6 weeks.

- PGE1 batting average: .364 (4 for 11)
- Bimix batting average: .500 (4 for 8)
- Trimix batting average: .500 (1 for 2)

"Lost in the valley without my horses, no one can tell me what my remorse is..."


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 8/15/2007 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue  Great thread!!!! 
 
As of this date August 15, 2007  we are at  16 months.... 
 
 

mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

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

3rd PSA 08-07-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

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