one year psa undetectable!!

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2busymom
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   Posted 11/1/2007 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeff just got his results back, and his PSA continues to remain <0.01%.

bec
husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA results 1/07 <0.01%


lawink
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   Posted 11/1/2007 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
WHOOO HOOO!!! Way to go Jeff & Bec!!! Aren't those zero's just the best?? This is the week of first anniversaries!!! All the best!! Wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOOO's!!!
;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, May, Oct2007.  ONE YEAR!!!! WHOOO HOOOO! 

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.


myman
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   Posted 11/1/2007 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeff & Bec,

What good news for you both and therefore for all of us! I raise my coffee cup to you...May the zero's go on and your future be blessed!

Susan :-)
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


biker90
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   Posted 11/1/2007 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bec and Jeff,

Congratulations on a year cancer free!! We love to hear success stories like yours....

Jim
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 - 10/17/07 0.00. 
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .05 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA test on 1/15/08
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


dawgfan
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   Posted 11/1/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Outstanding, congratulations!

Diagnosed 8/24/06
Gleason 6
PSA 3.32
stage T1C
age 48
da Vinci on 10/20/06
Last PSA Oct '07 = ZERO
Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Friend
"Never miss a good chance to listen."
 


spinbiscuit
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   Posted 11/1/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations!!!

 

That is great news! Keep up the good work.

 

Glen


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"


mvesr
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   Posted 11/1/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
What great news. Hope you have many more 0000000000 in the many years to come.

Mika

beachbum50
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   Posted 11/1/2007 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue  FANTASTIC news! Hope to join your new club next October!
 
Beachbum
 
 
Di Venci 10/90/2007
clean margins, all other tissue negative
new score 3+4
65% cancer by Volume
6/2007 positive biop, 15 of 16 cores positive
3+3=6
T2b

IdahoSurvivor
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   Posted 11/1/2007 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   

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AN ENTIRE YEAR OF ZEROS!

 

I WISH YOU MANY, MANY MORE TO COME!

 

Kind regards,

 

Idaho


"Idaho" ~ Barry

 

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

1st PSA 0.04 (undetectable) 9/11/2007

My web site: http://pca-info.blogspot.com


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 11/1/2007 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Way cool. Keep it that way!

Tony
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.
 
STAY POSITIVE!


M. Kat
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   Posted 11/2/2007 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah Jeff and Becky!! that is excellent news! take care, 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!


creed_three
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   Posted 11/2/2007 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bec and Jeff,

Great news to hear! cheers, Lana
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 49 yrs. 
First PSA 3.5 (Nov 06). 1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia). Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined to prostate. Margins all clear, including bladder neck and seminal vessicles. 
1st PSA 0.01 - undetectable (June 07)
2nd PSA 0.02 - undetectable (Oct 07)
 


2busymom
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   Posted 11/2/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your encouragement! Jeff will have to still get his psa checked every 3 months because he did have cancer in one area of the margin. But his gleason score stayed a 6 so we're just carefully watching. So far so good!!

bec
husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA results 1/07 <0.01%
2nd PSA 4/07 <0.01%
3rd PSA 7/07 <0.01%
4th PSA 10/07 <0.01%
using vacumm device & injections for ed therapy, seeing some improvement


41diagnosed
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   Posted 11/3/2007 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!  You're a year ahead of me.  Hope those zeros continue for a lifetime!

 
42 yo.
PSA 4.65
Gleason scores from 4 pathologies of the same biopsy with 2 of 12 cores positive for cancer (if this isn't confusing to the patient...):
 
1) both cores 3+4 (Weiss Memorial)
2) one 3+4 and one 3+3 (Univ. of Chicago Hosp.)
3) both cores 3+3 (Mass General Hosp.)
4) both cores 3+4 (Northwestern Memorial Hosp.)
 
 
9/17/07 - Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Surgery at Northwestern Memorial in Chicago by Dr. William Catalona.
 
and the winner is...post op Gleason score of 3+4.
 
Good pathology report with negative margins, no seminal vesicale involvement, no lymphatic or vascular invasion, bladder and urethral free and tumor volume was 5% of 27.3g.  Amazing how something so small can cause such problems!
 
9/27/07 - Catheter removal...let the games begin...
 
 
 
 


puget
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   Posted 11/3/2007 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeff and Bec - Wonderful news! All the reports of ZEROS is encouraging to all of us.
Puget
60 years old
Dx March 2007
Pre-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
Clinical Stage: T1c
Biopsy: 1 in 10 positive
Da Vinci: June 7, 2007 
Post-Surgery Gleason 3+3 = 6
   Clear at margins
First Post-PSA Sept 07 = <.01 (Hooray!!)


bluebird
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   Posted 11/8/2007 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   

  tongue   Yea !  ~   Jeff & Becky,

 

1st  Year !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable

 

October 17th….. a year ~ cancer free!!!

An anniversary really worth celebrating!!!

 

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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

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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

 

In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy


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 :)


JCL
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   Posted 11/8/2007 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
That's just grand. I love to read about 0 PSAs! Congratulations, and many more.
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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