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    ... Tick Tock.. Tick Tock....

    This waiting for PSA results is torture.. Especially this first one. lol ! Why didn't yall tell it would be this bad...
    3mth Followup is Thurs. I so hope his URO doesn't make us wait til then... We both are anxious. And before some chime in that it doesn't change anything. WE KNOW! But human nature has set in and we want to know
    DOB 5/76
    Age 42
    PSA 2017 n/a, 1/2018 2.66 1/2019 3.39 Reset 2/019 3.04
    MRI 3/2019 3 Lesions 2 Pirads 3 and 1 Pirad 4
    Biopsy 4/11/2019
    PCA positive- all grade group 1 and Gleason score 6(3+3)
    RMB: involving 10% of 1 core
    RMM: involving10% of the tissue (fragmented specimen).
    RMA: High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.
    RLB: involving 25% of 1 core.
    RLM: involving 70% of the tissue
    RLA: involving 50% of 1 core.
    LMB: involving 80% of 1 core.
    Lesion #2, in 3 of 3 cores, involving 80%
    of total tissue
    RALP 6/5/19 USMD Arlington Dr Robert Parham
    Cath 6 days, bladder spasms, cath back in for 5 days
    Grade group 1, Gleason 6(3+3)
    SV, bladder neck invasion, adipose tissue, ECE, Margins, 0 of 8 lym- all negative, prostate confined~ PT2N0
    10% of prostate involved by tumor

    Quest Diagnostics: uPSA
    9/7/19 (3m) <0.02

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    My results at 1 and 2 months were easy. Took blood at noon, had the result on my chart by 5.

    I tell all my doctors I want the results of all labs posted immediately.
    YOB 1957

    DX 12/18, GS 8, 4+4 6/12 cores, LL Apex 100%, LM Apex 60%, LL Mid 50%, LMM 40%, LL Base 5%, LM <5%, Right side negative.

    3/6/19. Pathology - Grade Group 4 with Intraductal Carcinoma
    T3aNO, GS8, 21 mm unifocal tumor 10%. -7 Nodes, - SV, - Margins, - PNI,
    - bladder neck neg., +LVI, + EPE non focal apex/mid lateral 1mm max extension, Cribriform pattern present. Decipher .86 High Risk.

    PSA 3/27/19 03 (29 days)
    4/25/19 <.03. (58 days)
    5/25/19 <.02. (88 days)
    9/10/2019. <.02. (198 days)

    3 Part Modality Treatment

    2/25/19 Robotic Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery outpatient Cleveland Clinic,

    ADT - started 6/19, end date 6/21.

    ART - Completed 9/26/19. (78 Gy, yes, I glow in the dark)

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Duck2 View Post
    My results at 1 and 2 months were easy. Took blood at noon, had the result on my chart by 5.

    I tell all my doctors I want the results of all labs posted immediately.
    Lucky you! I sent an email asking the URO if received and if so, that we wanted to know and not wait til Thursdays appt. No response yet. We went to Quest Saturday morning. He may not even have them yet.. I am a ball of nerves
    DOB 5/76
    Age 42
    PSA 2017 n/a, 1/2018 2.66 1/2019 3.39 Reset 2/019 3.04
    MRI 3/2019 3 Lesions 2 Pirads 3 and 1 Pirad 4
    Biopsy 4/11/2019
    PCA positive- all grade group 1 and Gleason score 6(3+3)
    RMB: involving 10% of 1 core
    RMM: involving10% of the tissue (fragmented specimen).
    RMA: High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.
    RLB: involving 25% of 1 core.
    RLM: involving 70% of the tissue
    RLA: involving 50% of 1 core.
    LMB: involving 80% of 1 core.
    Lesion #2, in 3 of 3 cores, involving 80%
    of total tissue
    RALP 6/5/19 USMD Arlington Dr Robert Parham
    Cath 6 days, bladder spasms, cath back in for 5 days
    Grade group 1, Gleason 6(3+3)
    SV, bladder neck invasion, adipose tissue, ECE, Margins, 0 of 8 lym- all negative, prostate confined~ PT2N0
    10% of prostate involved by tumor

    Quest Diagnostics: uPSA
    9/7/19 (3m) <0.02

  4. #4
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    I waited with the firm belief that my PSA score would be undetectable. Fortunately that happened and I wasn't rudely surprised.

    I switched urologists and labs due to insurance changes this year. So PSA test in June came back at <0.02 instead of Labcore's <0.01 reports that I had gotten used to.

    So for now, you have company in the angst department. I'll only feel better after testing again and getting <0.02 from the new lab.
    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 - Pathology = pT2c or pT3a; 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

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Honeybun078 View Post
    Lucky you! I sent an email asking the URO if received and if so, that we wanted to know and not wait til Thursdays appt. No response yet. We went to Quest Saturday morning. He may not even have them yet.. I am a ball of nerves
    You will not get results with that method. Get in the car and drive to the office.
    YOB 1957

    DX 12/18, GS 8, 4+4 6/12 cores, LL Apex 100%, LM Apex 60%, LL Mid 50%, LMM 40%, LL Base 5%, LM <5%, Right side negative.

    3/6/19. Pathology - Grade Group 4 with Intraductal Carcinoma
    T3aNO, GS8, 21 mm unifocal tumor 10%. -7 Nodes, - SV, - Margins, - PNI,
    - bladder neck neg., +LVI, + EPE non focal apex/mid lateral 1mm max extension, Cribriform pattern present. Decipher .86 High Risk.

    PSA 3/27/19 03 (29 days)
    4/25/19 <.03. (58 days)
    5/25/19 <.02. (88 days)
    9/10/2019. <.02. (198 days)

    3 Part Modality Treatment

    2/25/19 Robotic Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery outpatient Cleveland Clinic,

    ADT - started 6/19, end date 6/21.

    ART - Completed 9/26/19. (78 Gy, yes, I glow in the dark)

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Duck2 View Post
    You will not get results with that method. Get in the car and drive to the office.
    Ha. If I didn't have to work ALL DAY today, I would have. I called Quest.. The test is still pending. I took it Sat. Results for this test, she said process on Tues and Thurs. So I should know Wed.
    DOB 5/76
    Age 42
    PSA 2017 n/a, 1/2018 2.66 1/2019 3.39 Reset 2/019 3.04
    MRI 3/2019 3 Lesions 2 Pirads 3 and 1 Pirad 4
    Biopsy 4/11/2019
    PCA positive- all grade group 1 and Gleason score 6(3+3)
    RMB: involving 10% of 1 core
    RMM: involving10% of the tissue (fragmented specimen).
    RMA: High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.
    RLB: involving 25% of 1 core.
    RLM: involving 70% of the tissue
    RLA: involving 50% of 1 core.
    LMB: involving 80% of 1 core.
    Lesion #2, in 3 of 3 cores, involving 80%
    of total tissue
    RALP 6/5/19 USMD Arlington Dr Robert Parham
    Cath 6 days, bladder spasms, cath back in for 5 days
    Grade group 1, Gleason 6(3+3)
    SV, bladder neck invasion, adipose tissue, ECE, Margins, 0 of 8 lym- all negative, prostate confined~ PT2N0
    10% of prostate involved by tumor

    Quest Diagnostics: uPSA
    9/7/19 (3m) <0.02

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Honeybun078 View Post
    Ha. If I didn't have to work ALL DAY today, I would have. I called Quest.. The test is still pending. I took it Sat. Results for this test, she said process on Tues and Thurs. So I should know Wed.
    Wow, great reason not to use Quest. The only labs I have used is a local one catering to a local hospital and Cleveland Clinic, both have lab results same day.
    YOB 1957

    DX 12/18, GS 8, 4+4 6/12 cores, LL Apex 100%, LM Apex 60%, LL Mid 50%, LMM 40%, LL Base 5%, LM <5%, Right side negative.

    3/6/19. Pathology - Grade Group 4 with Intraductal Carcinoma
    T3aNO, GS8, 21 mm unifocal tumor 10%. -7 Nodes, - SV, - Margins, - PNI,
    - bladder neck neg., +LVI, + EPE non focal apex/mid lateral 1mm max extension, Cribriform pattern present. Decipher .86 High Risk.

    PSA 3/27/19 03 (29 days)
    4/25/19 <.03. (58 days)
    5/25/19 <.02. (88 days)
    9/10/2019. <.02. (198 days)

    3 Part Modality Treatment

    2/25/19 Robotic Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery outpatient Cleveland Clinic,

    ADT - started 6/19, end date 6/21.

    ART - Completed 9/26/19. (78 Gy, yes, I glow in the dark)

 

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