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   Posted 9/11/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Just found out I scored another goose-egg on my second post-op PSA.  As in Zeeeero!!  (Trying to catch my breath here.) 
It's nice to think I can pretty-much put my PCa worries on the shelf till well after the holidays.
I wish you all the same good luck.
Thanks to all you guys and gals for being here for me and the others.
Gonna pop open a bottle of good vino tonight!!

55 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

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

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   Posted 9/11/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tom,

Great news!! Enjoy the grape...

Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 7/18/07 0.00. 
T level on 4/2/07 - 48     On 7/16/07 - 613
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .02 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA and T tests on 10/17/07
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."

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   Posted 9/11/2007 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   

Great News!!!

Good for you Tom!

Always nice to see more “Goose Eggs” posted.  So just keep up

the good work.



Diagnosed at age 60
PSA went from 2.2 to 3.8 in 14 months
2 of 14 cores positive at 10%
Gleason 6(3+3), negative DRE, neg. margins
DaVinci surgery on 02/23/06
Last PSA 08/26/07 @ 18 months "0"

Mike A
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   Posted 9/11/2007 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Awesome Tom!
Have a sip of wine for me!!! I hope I'm as big a "dunce" as you when I go for my 9 month PSA in a few weeks. Heck, I'd even wear a dunce cap!
June 2005 - Age 53 PSA 4.8 at regular physical
October 2005 - After several rounds of anti-biotics, PSA 5.2 at Urlogist
November 2005 - Biopsy negative
July 2006 - PSA 5.9 at regular Physical
October 2006 - After several more rounds of anti-biotics PSA 8.1
November 2006 - Second biopsy - Positive
December 2006 - Gleason (3+4=7), Tumor T1c, CT Scan and Bone Scan Negative
January 2, 2007 Robotic Prostatectomy, University of Rochester Medical Center - Tumor confined but larger than thought, only one nerve able to be spared. Margins clear.
February 2007 - Three to four pads a day, no erection with viagara.
March 2007 - Down to two pads a day, had first intercourse with Erecaid pump and bands, otherwise still flat tire.
April 2007 - First Post-Surgical PSA 0.02 and a great relief! Down to one pad a day. Still unable to achive erection without pump.
May, 2007 - Still one pad a day, even try a smaller pad on occasion. Slight improvement on the ED.
July, 2007 - Six Month Post-op: PSA 0.04 still Non-Detectable. One small pad/day for a few drops only! No change in ED.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Great Job Tom,
Keep it uppppp,,,,,,er down down down.

Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.

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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, really great news Tom. It helps the rest of us as well.

Age 60 (almost)
Biopsy 2005 - Negative on 12 cores
Biopsy Jan 2007 - Negative on 23 of 24 cores, inconclusive on 24th core
Biospy and Dx Aug 07, 1 of 24 core samples, Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
PSA went up and down from intial 4.5 with an enlarged prostate to 9.1 prior to last biopsy
Free PSA 26%
Still deciding on treatment at Kaiser in Northern VA

M. Kat
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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah Tom! way to go on the big zero!!! have a drink on us.... Jeff and Kat
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, 2nd post-surgery PSA test <0.1, 3rd PSA <0.1
no more pads Oct 12, 2006
first "real" erection with use of pump 12/16/06
3/07 - occasional dribbles and erections with Cialis and pump
8/07 - 1 yr PSA <0.1
9/1/07 - achieved erection with Viagra - no pump!

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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Nice Going Tom!  Enjoy your celebration!


Da Vinci Surgery July 31, 2007… 54 on surgery day
PSA 4.3  Gleason 3+3=6  T2a  Confined to Prostate

Blood test for first post-op PSA - Sept 11, 2007

My awareness web site:


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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Nice Going! Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOOOOOOOOs
;o) Linda & Bob
Bob (61) - Laproscopic Prostate Removal Sept 27, 2006.
2 of 12 malignant biopsy samples - gleason 3 + 3 = 6.
Pathology - cancer completely contained, even a second more aggressive, previously undetected cancer)
PSA UNDETECTABLE Nov 2006, Feb and May,2007.

Bob also has two secondary conditions -- Polycythemia (elevated red & white cells & platelets) and . . Myelofibrosis) -- If anyone has experience with or information on these, please email us.

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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Tom. That is great news. I have my first post surgery PSA on the 20th and hopinf for the same result. Anyway great to hear about your good news. Hope they all are 00000000


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   Posted 9/11/2007 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Great News!!!! Keep those ZEROOOOOOS coming!! If you like Red wine may I suggest Sterling Merlot Its Yummy!!!!

Have a wonderful time celebrating.


Rick & Diana
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean

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   Posted 9/12/2007 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   

Very, very Cool   cool


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   Posted 9/12/2007 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Those numbers call for a multi-day celebration. But, if that's too much for you, we'll take over from here!

Congrats! There's another "whew" sounding out!

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   Posted 9/12/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Outstanding results and may you continue to be a 0. We are pretty much on the same time line for everything from diagnois to surgery etc, only days a part. My next PSA is in November and I hope for continued results and being able to relax over the holidays as well. Do a little celebrating every week you deserve it!

Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 3+4=7 some agressive 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07
Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st Post PSA Blood Test 3-22-07 <.1 Undetectable
2nd Post PSA Blood Test 7/5/07 <.1 Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 11/12/07
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery 
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi PianoMan,

"Cheers!" (clink..). Excellent news! Lana & CJ
Lana posting for husband CJ (49 years). First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). Open Radical Prostatectomy on Tuesday 17th April 2007. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Confined to prostate. PSA 0.01 (June 07).

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   Posted 9/12/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! I love goose eggs. I’m going in for my second post surgery PSA in two weeks. Hope the karma rubs off!
Age: 49
Diagnosed: March, 2007
PSA: 3.0
Biopsy: Gleason 6, 5 core samples positive with <5% of tumor involved
DaVinci Surgery: May 21, 2007
Pathology Report: Gleason 7 (3+4), margins negative, seminal vesicles negative, lymph nodes left intact
1st Post Surgery PSA: <0.1
2nd Post Surgery: Scheduled September 28, 2007
Out of the pads at five weeks, still have very minor stress incontinence.
Erections with the help of Cialis

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   Posted 9/12/2007 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. As you all know, waiting on PSA results can be murder. This time around, it took six days until I heard from the doc and to be honest, more than one bottle of wine was popped open this past week. Crazy things can go through the head and I started thinking that maybe the doc was stalling till she had time for a lengthy phone conversation with me. I could give lessons at being neurotic.

Next time around, I'm NOT going to have the blood drawn in the doctor's office. I'm going to have her give me the request form and go directly to the lab/testing facility. Then, I'll be able to get my results directly from the lab, within a day or so.

55 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

Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07

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