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Bmrguy8
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Joined: May 2011

I had DaVinci surgery on March 14, 2011, at City of Hope here in SoCal and finally got my first post-op PSA results a couple of weeks ago. "Undetectable!" My pathology report indicated stage T3A with extracapsular extension and a "single" positive lymph node. No positive margins, no seminal vesicle or lymph-vascular involvement and Gleason 3 + 4 = 7. My doc recommends no further treatment at this time. Will continue to watch my PSA closely and hope for many more similar results in the future.

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VascodaGama
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Joined: Nov 2010

Bmrguy8
It is nice to hear about “undetectable” PSA after treatment. Your "single" positive lymph node involvement may be of concern, however, only time will tell if the surgery missed any thing.
I wonder about your clinical stage and PSA pre surgery.
Wishing you a quick recovery and lasting undetectable PSAs.

VGama

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ProfWagstaff
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Joined: Jun 2010

Getting an undetectable PSA at any time is a great feeling. Please celebrate and enjoy it. My first PSA after DaVinci was undetectable as well and I recall how thrilled I was to get that score - especially since it was 20.4 before surgery. I'll add my best wishes for many more years of undetectable scores.

Bmrguy8
Posts: 7
Joined: May 2011

Hello All:

Back again, and in three days will be celebrating my 1 year DaVinci RP anniversary. The best news is that all post-op PSA test results since have been "undetectable".

Thanks to everyone here for all the best wishes.

Bmrguy8

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VascodaGama
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Congratulations on this one year anniversary. I wish you long lasting Zeros in the years ahead.

Hope to see an equal post in 2013.

VG

hunter49
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Joined: Oct 2011

enjoy zero is always a winner here

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