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   Posted 10/23/2007 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   I just got off the phone with Dr. Raymond Lance, who did my Di Vinci two weeks ago today. He said that my prostate had 65% cancer volume, prostate was 30 grams but all my margins were clear, and it had not escaped the capsule! He said no more finger waves, just PSA test at 4 weeks and every six months there after. I want to thank all of you who helped me keep my sanity over the past few months, and for letting me know what to expect. I have been very lucky to be dry from day one of cathater removal, I think I could knock bark off a tree!
Beachbum yeah
PSA 10.0 July 2007
Pre op 3+3=6
Di Vinci 10/09/07
new score 3+4
clear margins
65% cancer volume

James C.
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   Posted 10/23/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Congrats on a super fine report.  Dry quickly, now on to the ED, if any problems are there.  lol

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   Posted 10/23/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue    Yea! Beachbum,


Great news!!!  Now ~ plan to stay on the healing/recovery stepping-stone for a while as you continue to heal.  Please take the time needed to heal properly.  Keeping moving forward… in the positive frame you are in right now. Continue to pull from all of us as your journey still has a way to go. 

Hugs to you and Alma, and special kisses for Libby & 13 precious puppies…..

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy



A Gentle Reminder for All of Us:

We must KEEP our appointments.  Don’t let this disease sneak up and bite us after we've gone this far in our journeys.  Mark your calendars and get your PSA testing done on time.  Don’t put it off…. Especially if we get "undetectables"...…  Keep appointments!  Don't get complacent. 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina


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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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   Posted 10/23/2007 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Beach - That is awesome news!
Age 44
PSA 4.8
Gleason 3+3=6
Biopsy - 3 of 12 (2@20% / 1@80%
Da Vinci 7/31/07 @ Duke
2.5 hr. surgery, released from Duke with in 14 hrs.
Saved both nerve bundles. 
Foley out 8/10/08
Positive Pathology Report 
Near left side nerve bundle
New Gleason 7
Oncology visit in the near future for radiation
Back to work 3 weeks following surgery - Sales
9/13/07 - 1 Post PSA Undetectable less than 0.1 
9/17/07 - Pad Free! 
10/11/07 - ED, Trimix injection .2cc Tooo much but it worked.
No luck with viagra or pump. 

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   Posted 10/24/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
beachbum - that's fantastic news! It almost slipped by me - then I saw that "GREAT!"

You know, to have such a good outcome is all you hope for and I'm glad for you. Continue to take care of yourself...there's more healing to do in there!

All the best,
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
3 mo. PSA Post LRP Surgery: 11.8, 12.9, 13.9 Bone scan, CT scan, Endorectal MRI, Chest XR - neg.
09/06/06: 6 mo. PSA: 18.8 Distant lymph node involvement Start HT Lupron 3 mo. shots
12/06/06: PSA 0.8
03/07/07: PSA 0.3
06/06/07: PSA 0.1
09/05/07: PSA 0.1

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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations! Great news.

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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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations Beachbum and good luck on the PSA test.
Diagnosed 10/15/2007
Age 55
PSA 4.2 9/15/2007
PSA 3.9 10/1/2007
Prostate, Transrectal Needle Biopsy 10/05/2007
Results 10/5/2007
A-D Right Base, Right Mid, Right Apex, Left Base;
Benign Prostatic Tissue
E. Left Mid; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason's Grade 3+3=6, 10% involved
F. Left Apex; Adenocarcinoma, Gleason's 3+3=6, Less than 10% involved
2 of 12 involved as two samples were taken from each area.

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