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uncledan
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   Posted 11/29/2007 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Met with my Surgeon yesterday and he showed me the PSA results. 0.00 Next test 3 months, twice in a row now have 0's. A comforting result. Starting to feel more at ease about my future. Thanks for all of the support on this forum. It has made the journey easier even though it does not shorten it. Thanks again and God bless you all. Uncle Dan
Age 67
No symptoms, DRE negative, 10 - 06 PSA 5.44, 01 - 07 PSA 6.47
5 - 07 CT and Bone scans negative, 05 - 07 Biopsies, 2 of 6 positive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 Stage T1c
08 - 14 Dr. Dasari - Baptist Hospital, Nashville da Vinci RAP, five hours surgery
Some right nerve and all left nerve removed,
Hospital discharged 8 - 16
Pathology report Negative margins, Encapsulated, 50% left side
Lymph nodes 2 R & 1 L - Negative, R & L seminal vesicles - Negative
Gleason changed (4+3) 7 closer to 8 than 6
9 - 26 Great PSA 0.000, 9 - 27 Starting on meds for ED
10 15 Dry most of the time, occasional leak (dribble )
10-27 Received pump started use on 10-29 can see resulted, enlargement.
11-22 Viagra, Lavitra no help yet, Pump still not producing usable results either.
11-28 Will discuss 2nd PSA results with surgeon

Post Edited (uncledan) : 11/29/2007 5:56:27 AM (GMT-7)


dawgfan
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   Posted 11/29/2007 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news. It is always a big relief.

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."
 


JCL
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   Posted 11/29/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Grand news, uncledan!  I go for my third post-op PSA in three weeks. Hope your karma rubs off!

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.
 
 
 


lawink
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   Posted 11/29/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Way to go Uncledan . . . those zero's are sooooo comforting. . . .here's wishing you a lifetime of ZEROOOOOOOOOOO'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 11/29/2007 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Uncledan,

Yes, it's a relief to get such a good number - time to get on with things! Enjoy!

All the best,
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
11/27/07: PSA 0.1


Izzyblizzy
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   Posted 11/29/2007 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
what GREAT and relieving news!!!!

Always fantastic news :) Yeah :)
Age: 63
Diagnosed: 10/30/06
PSA: 3.7 (2005: 3.4, 2004: 4.0)
Biopsy: 1/10 cancerous, 5% of one core, right apex.
Gleason: 3+3=6
Da Vinci: April 10, 2007, Denver CO
Path results: 1% of prostate involved. Very small tumors on both right and left apex. Negative margins, negative seminal vessicles, lymph nodes left intact. Gleason upgraded 3+4=7.
1st PSA Results: May 11, 2007 <.01
 


sterd82
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Total Posts : 187
   Posted 11/29/2007 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATS!....it DOES seem to get a bit easier with each test....still a great relief...GOOD FOR YOU!

Sterd82
Age 47 - pre-surgury PSA 39
Open Radical Prostatectomy 6/9/2006
Pathological Stage T3a, Positive Surgical Margin
Gleason 3+4
PSA rose to .24 in November of 2006
6 month hormone therapy initiated December 1. 2006
36 sessions of IMRT Ended Feb 1, 2007
PSA as of May 25, 2007 undetectable
PSA as of November 29, 2007 undetectable
Next PSA May of 2008


gtmriviera
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   Posted 11/29/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news.  It doesn't get any better than that.  My first result is .1 and I suppose that it will go down further.  I'm not dropping the forum though, waaaay too important.

Magaboo
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   Posted 11/29/2007 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on your zero result. May you have many, many more of those in the month and years to come.
I'm getting my 4th 3-monthly result on December 12th and I can't think of a better Christmas present than another goose egg.
I hate the days leading up to getting these results.
All the best to you down the road.
 
Magaboo

Born Sept., 1936
PSA 7.9
Stage T1C
Gleason's Score 3+4=7
Open RP 28 Nov 06
Catheter out 15 Dec 06
Dry since 11 Feb 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
 


bluebird
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   Posted 12/1/2007 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   

tongue  Yea!! Uncle Dan,

 

2nd   PSA   !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable

 

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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

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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.

 

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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 :)


Doting Daughter
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   Posted 12/1/2007 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Hoooorayyy!! Great news! Cheers to a lifetime of 0's!!


Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
HT to being Nov 07
Radiation soon to follow
 
 


uncledan
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 12/4/2007 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Its great to get the zeros, is is also quite comforting to get the encouragement I receive from the other members on this site. I think I am seeing more and more 0000's as the Di Vinci procedure is used, also seem to see more good results and am thankful that Dr.'s are testing before men reach 50. I think this is a real plus in beating PC. Uncle Dan
Age 67
No symptoms, DRE negative, 10 - 06 PSA 5.44, 01 - 07 PSA 6.47
5 - 07 CT and Bone scans negative, 05 - 07 Biopsies, 2 of 6 positive
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 Stage T1c
08 - 14 Dr. Dasari - Baptist Hospital, Nashville da Vinci RAP, five hours surgery
Some right nerve and all left nerve removed,
Hospital discharged 8 - 16
Pathology report Negative margins, Encapsulated, 50% left side
Lymph nodes 2 R & 1 L - Negative, R & L seminal vesicles - Negative
Gleason changed (4+3) 7 closer to 8 than 6
9 - 26 Great PSA 0.000, 9 - 27 Starting on meds for ED
10 15 Dry most of the time, occasional leak (dribble )
10-27 Received pump started use on 10-29 can see resulted, enlargement.
11-22 Viagra, Lavitra no help yet, Pump still not producing usable results either.
11-28 2nd PSA since surgery 00.00


Irishman
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   Posted 12/4/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Uncledan
What great news, your good news gives us all hope and good on you for telling everyone.
Irish
Age 48 47 when had prostatectomy
June 2006  Stint in Heart
Oct 2006 told PSA high
Nov 2006 between Heart Doc and Prostate Doc told no biopsy till April 2007 but don't worry.
May 2007 Prostate Cancer confirmed at 3+3
July 2007 Had Prostate removed
Nov 2007 Back in dog house cancer back psa 1.85(what next)
Nov 2007 Awaiting appointment with Radiologist.........
Dec 2007 Appointment with Radiologist on Thu 6th December
 


PianoMan
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Total Posts : 365
   Posted 12/4/2007 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah, Uncle Dan -- Keep the zeeeros coming.  Enjoy the moment and go celebrate in some way!!

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


Tim G
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   Posted 12/5/2007 2:46 AM (GMT -7)   
\O/ \O/ \O/ Hip, hip, hooray!
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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