First post op PSA Test

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   Posted 11/20/2007 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
tongue   I just had a call from Dr. Lance, and my first post op PSA test at five weeks is non-detectable! Hope this will be a long term trend. Happy Thanksgiving to each of my fellow Pca club members and families. We ALL have much to give thanks for.
Beachbum yeah
PSA 10 June 2007
Biopsy July 2, 16 of 16 samples positive
Di Venci 10/09/07, four hours on table, 3 in recovery
Total time in Hospital: 29 hours
Record for De. Lance, 65% of prostate had cancer, but NO spread, clean margins
Clean nodes,
Catheter out at seven days, dry from hour one!
The Lord has truly Blessed me.

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   Posted 11/20/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Beachbum _ congrats, now you have something else to be truly thankful for.

Diagnosed 1/26/07
Stage Tc1
Gleason 6
PSA 3.8
12 samples, positive in one 15%
Biopsy - 1% involvement, no bladder neck, Gleason 3+3, Tc1
Age 51
Surgery (robotic) May 4 2007 City of Hope
Final pathology - fully contained to prostate, TC1, Gleason 3+ 3
Fully continent one month
First Post op PSA - Undetectable
Second Post Op PSA (8/22/07)- Undetectable
ED- start injections 10/06/07

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   Posted 11/20/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Beachbum - Wonderful news! That's enough motivation to keep your head & heart looking forward.

All the best to you,
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 11/20/2007 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Grand news, and congratulations!

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 11/20/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news Beachbum. Congratulations! Hoping for many more of those zeros for all of us.

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Dry since early Jan 07
1st PSA result on 15 March 07 = 0
2nd PSA result on 15 June 07 = 0
3rd PSA result on 12 September 07 = 0

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   Posted 11/20/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Beachbum,

So glad to hear your good news! Wishing you continued good health & happiness.
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)

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   Posted 11/20/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   

Wonderful news keep the goose eggs coming and enjoy the Turkey for Thanksgiving

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 11-12-07 .2 monitoring
Next Poat PSA Blood Test Scheduled for 1-17-08
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 11/20/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news Beach!
Keep up the goose eggs.
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. Now on .05cc, 3 times a week
No luck with viagra or pump. 
11/19/07 - 5 mth. PSA 0.1 (Ouch)
12/14/07 - 1st Appt. with Medical Oncologist - Radiation here I                 come. (This sucks)  

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   Posted 11/20/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Beachbum. Great news and hope you have many more. Happy Thanksgiving


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   Posted 11/22/2007 12:04 AM (GMT -6)   

tongue  Yea!! Beachbum, Alma, Libby, & 13 precious puppies!!!!!!


5 week   PSA…   !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable


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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 


In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy

*     *     *     *     *     *

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.


tongue    Caring is Sharing ~  Thank You for Sharing  yeah  


Threads started by: beachbum50

10-20-07  First post op PSA Test

10-23-07  pathology report..GREAT!

10-16-07  dry at one week!

10-15-07  Hives!

10-06-07  got moved up a few hours!

10-01-07  pre surgery bladder medication

09-25-07  Ideas to not worry, be happy?

09-18-07  Life insurance after PCa


Thanks for staying close!!!  It's important....

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your growing family… giggle-giggle… I want to cuddle with Libby’s puppies…  Hugs to each of you!!!  from Lee, Buddy, & Murphy too!

Tim G
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   Posted 11/22/2007 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm happy for you that your first PSA is non-detectable. I remember how giddy I was when my 1st post-surgical PSA came back negative. I still get a little nervous and obsessive a day or two before the next PSA. So far all have been non-detectable, for which I am profoundly grateful. Take care and hang in there
Age 59 PSA 2.6 (Quadrupled in one year) Gleason 5
Bilateral nerve-sparing RRP 6/21/06
Cancer confined to prostate, post-op PSA's non-detectable

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   Posted 11/22/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
great news on the 0's
    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
        Biopsy Sept. 27, 2006 - Diagnosis Sept. 29 - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate, Gleason 7
        RRP on Oct. 17, - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 28 days due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
    Dr. said everything looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.  Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
    April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking.  Leaking started back next day at work!
    May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center.  After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking.  But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
    May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA 0.00 agian!!!
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.
    Oct 17, 2007 1 year Post Op - Still fighting moderate / Severe incontenance. Using 4-6 pads a day.  Erections usable....sometimes!...Better with 100mg Viagra

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