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    Experienced User wishbonedays's Avatar
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    Talking Zero club membership renewal

    Went to the doctor a week before Christmas, but just getting around to posting...I received another big zero on my PSA. Very happy & relieved

    All the best to my friends here!
    55 years old (born in 1962)
    PSA 5.6 (2nd PSA >4 in 12 months) Feb 2015. Biopsy 4/1/15, G (3+3) 6. 1 of 8 sections.
    Da Vinci surgery 7/27/15, cath removed 8/4/15.
    First PSA post-op is zero (10/27/15)
    Second PSA is zero (6/29/16)
    Third PSA is zero (12/20/16)
    Fourth PSA is zero (7/1/17)
    Fifth PSA is zero (1/11/18
    virtually no incontinence issues, sex life pretty much back to normal (wife & I are happy with that one )

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    Congratulations and thank you for posting!!! Zero is the best Christmas gift ever.

    Happy New Year Wishbone!
    DOB: 1969
    PSA History:
    11/08/2010 - 1.32
    06/22/2012 - 1.84
    07/09/2015 - 3.6
    11/14/2015 - 3.4
    03/30/2016 - 4.2
    Biopsy: June 6, 2016
    Right Apex A, Gleason 3+4=7, involving < 5%
    Right Lateral Apex B, Gleason 3+3=6, involving < 5%
    Right Mid C, Gleason 3+4=7, involving < 20%
    Right Lateral mid D, Variable degrees of prostatic stromal and glandular hypertrophy; negative for malignancy
    Right Base E, Gleason 3+3=6, involving < 5%
    F-L Variable degrees of prostatic stromal and glandular hypertrophy; negative for malignancy
    Treatment: Da Vinci RP - August 26, 2016 - 33 gm
    Catheter removed on 9/7/2016 (11 days)
    Tumor involves both lobes, 4% of prostate involved
    Surgical margins: Uninvolved
    14 Lymph nodes: Negative
    Perineural invasion: Present
    Gleason score: 3+3=6 (only 5% grade 4)
    Stage: pT2c, pN0 (cM0 assumed)
    AJCC Stage IIB
    Post-op PSA: 11/29/16, 2/22/17, 6/7/2017, 9/6/17, 3/19/2018 <0.02

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    Moderator Top User HighlanderCFH's Avatar
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    There's nothing like getting a big fat zero for Christmas!
    July 2011 local PSA lab reading 6.41 (from 4.1 in 2009). Mayo Clinic PSA 9/ 2011 = 5.7.
    Local uro DRE revealed significant BPH, no lumps.
    PCa Dx Aug. 2011 age of 61.
    Biopsy DXd adenocarcinoma in 3/20 cores (one 5%, two 20%). T2C.
    Gleason 3+3=6. CT abdomen, bone scan negative.
    DaVinci prostatectomy 11/1/11 at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), nerve sparing, age 62.
    Surgeon was Dr. Matthew Tollefson, who I highly recommend.
    Final pathology shows tumor confined to prostate.
    5 lymph nodes, seminal vesicules, extraprostatic soft tissue all negative.
    1.0 x 0.6 x 0.6 cm mass involving right posterior inferior, right posterior apex & left
    mid posterior prostate. Right posterior apex margin involved by tumor over 0.2 cm length,
    doctor says this is insignificant.
    Prostate 98 grams, tumor 2 grams.
    Catheter out in 7 days. No incontinence, minor dripping for a few weeks.
    Seven annual post-op exams 2012 through 2018: PSA <0.1
    Semi-firm erections without "training wheels," usable erections with 100mg Sildenafil.
    NOTE: ED caused by BPH, not the surgery.

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    Congrats Wishbonedays! Lovely news for 2017!
    Age at Dx 57
    PCa History: Father, Uncles, Grandfathers

    Oct 2016 Biopsy 12 core: Adenocarcinoma, Gleason 4+3=7 Grade Group 3) w/PNI
    Left Lateral Base: Suspicious
    Left Lateral Mid: PIN
    Left Base: 4+3=7 (60% pattern 4) Core involvement 30% (5mm)
    Right Base: Suspicious
    Right Apex: 3+3=6 Core involvement 60% (7mm) discontinous
    Right Lateral Mid: 3+3=6 Core involvement 10% (1mm)
    Right Lateral Apex: 3+3=6 Core involvement 10% (1mm)

    Jan 2017 DaVinci - Dr. Grant Taylor - Path = pT2c pNX pMX; Gleason 4+3=7; Weight: 42g

    Jun 2019 AMS800 installed - Dr. David Rapp - Jul 2019 activated

    ED: Light to moderate

    (Note: All PSA tests prior to Jun19 were done by LabCore)
    PSA_TESTS

    Apr 2016=5.1
    Jul 2016=4.7
    Aug 2016=5.13

    ----Surgery----

    Mar17<0.01
    Jul17<0.01
    Oct17<0.01
    Jan18<0.01
    May18<0.01
    Nov18<0.01
    Jan19<0.01
    Jun19<0.02

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    Great News Wish. Congrats!
    DOB:Feb 1958
    PSA: 9/15: 5.9
    DRE: Negative
    Biopsy: 10/1/15. Second Opinion University of Chicago. +9 of 12 cores. G6: 5 cores, G7 ( 4+3) 4 cores
    10/12/15: -CT scan/BS
    Clinical Staging: 10/28/15 T2c
    ( RALP) UC 12/29/15

    Final Pathology Report; Jan. 6 2016

    -15 lymph nodes
    G9 ( 4+5)
    +EPE
    +LVI
    +Right SV -Left SV and vasa deferentia,
    PI present
    PM
    pT3bNO
    uPSA 2/9/16 0.05
    uPSA 3/23/16 0.11
    Casodex 4/1/16-8/5/16
    Lupron 4/15/16-5/15/18
    SRT 6/14/16...8/5/16 38Tx
    uPSA 8/10/16---8/22/19 <0.05
    Feb. 2017 Loyola Chicago
    11/15/2018 AUS 800 Implanted
    12/18/18...T Levels...Free T 42.8...Total T...262

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    Great news, keep them coming.
    DOB 11/02/64
    PSA 3.1 03/16
    Biopsy 04/16
    1 core of 12 Gleason 7 (3+4)
    Open Radical Prostatectomy 06/13/16
    Pathology 39g 4x3.5x3.5 cm
    Adenocarcinoma 3+4 Gleason 7
    10% involvement bilateral
    8 Lymph nodes tested negative
    pT2c
    Margins uninvolved by invasive carcinoma
    Perineural invasion present
    9/30/16 psa <.1
    04/7/17 psa <.1
    10/13/17 psa <.1
    04/19/18 psa <.1
    04/26/19 psa <.1

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    Great way to enter 2017. Congrats!

    MF

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    Feels great doesn´t it? Congratulations!
    Born in 1962
    PSA 6.5, free PSA 10% Oct 2014
    10 biopsies taken Oct 2014
    6 biopsies G 3+3
    2 biopsies G 3+4
    T1c
    Total of 30 mm cancer of 130 mm biopsy samples
    da Vinci surgery jan 7th 2015, nerves spared on one side and "almost all" on other side
    Catheter out jan 23
    Feb 2nd, one shield/day almost continent
    March 17 2015 PSA<0.1
    Final stage pT2, no external invasion, no vesicles invasion, no lymph node invasion, small positive margin
    August 24 2015 PSA <0.1
    February 18 2016 PSA <0.1
    September 12 2016 PSA <0.05
    April 14 2017 PSE <0.05
    October 2017 PSA 0.05....
    Jan 2018 PSA 0.05
    Aug 2018 PSA <0.05
    Feb 2019 PSA 0.06
    Aug 2019 PSA 0.06

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    Hello everyone
    Salutations to all cancer survivors

    This is my my first posting.

    I've had some unique experiences with my prostate cancer journey. I hope it would help some folks to make informative decisions with their treatment options

    My history :
    2008 psa 3.11
    2009 jan psa 4.69
    2009 feb biopsy confirmed prostate cancer, 8/12 nodes infected) Gleason score = 7 (4+3)
    2009 apr robotic prostatectomy, negative margin
    2009 -2012 psa <0.1
    2012 psa 0.1
    2013 psa 0.2 and rising to 0.225
    2014 feb-mar IMRT radiation 38 session
    2014 apr-nov psa continues to rise from 0.234 to 0.55, no effect on psa from radiation
    2015 jan-nov psa 0.67 rising to 1.12
    2016 feb psa 2.54
    2016 feb did C11 Choline PET/CT, discovered prostate cancer tissues in the lungs and nowhere else
    so blind radiation in the pelvic region was uncalled for, waste and invasive
    2016 mar began LUPRON (3 month shot)
    2016 april-sept 6 sessions of chemo (Docetaxyl)
    2016 oct clean CT scan and bone scan
    2016 sept to present psa <0.05
    2017 psa <0.05 and continuation of LUPRON every 3 months

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    Super news! Congratulations and best wishes for 2017!

    Mike

 

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