PSA after 7 months

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 10/16/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Seven Months after my Hifu treatment I went for a checkup with my Urologist at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
I am very happy to report that my PSA has remained at 0.05 and feel very well.
My big concern had been that since I had a Hormone shot in February I did not know how long the effects would be tainted in the PSA's.
I am glad that the time for that is over.
I'll be back in three months
Age 75
January 2007 PSA 14.2
February 07 Gleason 3+4=7
March 2, 07 TUR-P+HIFU Munich Germany by Prof Chaussy and Team
April 30, 07 PSA Undetectable 0.05

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   Posted 10/16/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   

tongue   tongue    Yea!!   Ben & Loved One,


2nd    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



Hey ~ Ben,

Thanks for staying close!  We have had several inquiries about HIFU and we all direct them to your thread along with a few other ones.  Stay well and thanks for touching base.

See you in 3 months!!!!  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy



Threads started by Ben *HIFU


My HiFU Trip


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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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/16/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Grand news, HIFU. Continued good luck.
Age: 49
Diagnosed: March 25, 2007
PSA: 3.0
Biopsy: Gleason 6. Five of twelve core samples positive with <5% each. No perineural invasion seen.
DaVinci Surgery: May 21, 2007 at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida. Surgery took one hour and 45 minutes. According to my surgeon, everything went textbook and the prostate peeled away nicely.
Post-op Pathology Report: Upgraded to Gleason 7 (3+4), negative margins, negative capsular penetration, negative seminal vesicles, lymph nodes left intact, multifocal perinural invasion, 15% of prosate involving cancer in both lobes.
Continence: Out of the pads at five weeks. Still have some very minor stress incontinence at times but it's not an issue. Still Kegel every day and will continue to do so.
Erections: Yes! With the assistance of Cialis.
1st Post-op PSA: <0.1
2nd Post-op PSA: <0.1
Family history: My Father had his prostate removed at age 67 in 1997 and has had a <0.1 PSA for the past 10 years. I was diagnosed at a much earlier age and had a more agressive cancer than my father. Go figure.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/16/2007 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
HIFU. Great news on the PSA. Hope your good news keeps going and going and going.


Mike A
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 10/17/2007 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Ben!!!! Keep up those wonderful numbers!! Or, I should have said keep them DOWN !!! Now go celebrate, you've earned it !!
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.
October, 2007 - Nine Month Post-op: PSA back down to 0.02 Non-Detectable...Yay! Almost totally dry! Only slight improvement in ED - Will try injections if not improved by next appointment.
"If patience is a virtue, I feel like the most virtuous guy on the planet!"

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Cheers HIFU!!  It's a wonderful feling isn't it?  Enjoy and celebrate.

D.O.B - 8/9/52

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

DRE: Negative

Biopsy results 11/22/06.  Both lobes involved.  Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.

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.  Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested.  12 percent overall.

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

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

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   Posted 1/23/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   

  tongue Helping to keep HIFU’s journey together for future readers


Threads started by HIFU

02-22-07  HIFU 

03-25-07  My HiFU Trip

10-16-07  PSA after 7 months

10-28-07  HIFU Update

01-21-08  My HIFU Update

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