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Good News on 24 Month Checkup

Josephg
Posts: 40
Joined: Jan 2013

 

 

Hi Folks,

 

I just received my PSA test results, and I wanted to share it with you.

 

The result for PSA was <0.015.

 

The timing of this test is approximately 23 months after my 2nd and last Lupron shot (two 3-month dosages), and also approximately 23 months after my last radiation treatment (38 visits, 68 Greys).

 

While I recognize that I have only traveled a short distance on this long road, I do feel encouraged that the bandit may still be currently holed up in some remote part of my body, hiding and patiently biding its time.

 

In the meantime, I will celebrate this six month renewal of my lease on life with a glass or three of wine this evening, and I continue to give thanks to all of you who have supported and coached me on this journey.

Please join me this evening in your time zone in a virtual toast.

 

Related History and Data:

  

Post-Robotic Prostate Removal Surgery Pathology Report 

A.  Lymph nodes, right pelvic:  Two (2) lymph nodes; negative for metastasis.

B.  Lymph nodes, left pelvic:  Two (2) lymph nodes; negative for metastasis.

C.  Prostate, radical resection:

   1.  Prostatic adenocarcinoma, Gleason grade 4+3=7, involving both lobes, at least 2.1cm and occupying 15% of the prostate by volume.

   2.  No lymphatic/vascular invasion is present.

   3.  Perineural invasion is present.

   4.  Invasive carcinoma focally extends into extraprostatic soft tissue adjacent to the left posterior prostate (C20).

   5.  The Seminal vesicles are free of carcinoma.

   6.  The inked margins are free of carcinoma.

   7.  High-grade PIN is present.

   8.  Necrotizing granulomas are present within the prostate parenchyma; stains for microorganisms will be performed and reported in an addendum.

D.  Left mid margin:  Fibrovascular tissue; negative for tumor.

Diagnosis Comment:  AJCC:  pT3a NO

 

Robotic Prostate Removal Surgery

11/21/2011

 

AUS 800 Artificial Sphincter Implant Surgery

1/9/2013

 

Hormone Therapy (Lupron tri-monthly and Casodex daily)

Started 5/4/2013

Stopped 11/6/2013 (2nd and last 3-month dosage shot given on 8/6/2013)

 

Radiation Therapy (38 visits, 68 Grays)

Started 6/4/2013

Stopped 8/9/2013

 

PSA History

5.22 - 6/28/2011 (59 years old)

0.05 - 12/22/2011

0.05 - 3/25/2012

0.05 - 6/22/2012

0.06 - 10/13/2012

0.08 - 12/31/2012

0.11 - 3/30/2013

0.13 - 4/23/2013

0.02 - 8/6/2013

0.02 - 11/26/2013

<0.015 - 7/28/2014

<0.015 - 1/3/2015

<0.015 - 7/7/2015

 

Previous Related Posts (Mostly artificial sphincter and hormone/radiation experiences):

http://csn.cancer.org/node/188931?page=3 - 5 postings

http://csn.cancer.org/node/188931?page=5 - 3 postings

 

 

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VascodaGama
Posts: 1735
Joined: Nov 2010

Congratulations

These are good news and a good reason for a glass of red. Let’s celebrate.

Your T is back to normal levels (245 ~ 800) and the PSA maintains the lowest levels. This is Remission.

I like posts reporting Zeros. Best wishes for continued good results.

VG

Josephg
Posts: 40
Joined: Jan 2013

I had my 18 month post-radiation/hormone treatments PSA check review with my Oncologist this morning, and the results are the same as they were for the 12 month check:  <0.015

So, another 6 months of freedom.  And, a few glasses of wine tonight in celebration.

I again thank all of you who have been so supportive to me on my journey.

rappa
Posts: 6
Joined: Apr 2012

very well done, keep positive and you will be fine, i am 4years in come may this year 2015, and still 0.1 psa , thats as low as there machine goes! have had 0.05 at another one but who cares as long as it stays the same, yours is excellent news , all the very best wishes from london england.    rappa.

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VascodaGama
Posts: 1735
Joined: Nov 2010

Joseph and Rappa

Your results are super. I will join you with a glass of Portuguese Esporao red.

Many here may be eager in knowing your experiences. Joseph’s AUS and Rappa’s Pennile pump. Here are the links;

http://csn.cancer.org/node/188931#comment-1413239
http://csn.cancer.org/node/188931#comment-1414101
http://csn.cancer.org/node/238654#comment-1219336
http://csn.cancer.org/node/243100#comment-1253651

 

RADIATION HOPEFUL
Posts: 212
Joined: Dec 2010

i just received mypsA TEAT RESULTS & THEY WENT UP?????  FROM A LOW OFO.O62 TO 1.14  CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY?

RADIATION HOPEFUL
Posts: 212
Joined: Dec 2010

MY PSA WEN UP FROM A LOW OF 0.062 TO 1,41------CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY?

Old Salt
Posts: 88
Joined: Aug 2014

a retest.

If it confirms the jump, some of us might be able to form an hypothesis.

HeatherHa
Posts: 18
Joined: May 2011

We are looking for a good urology center. Can you state which center you were treated at? Was your biopsy done with the new MRI guided procedure?

Josephg
Posts: 40
Joined: Jan 2013

Hi Folks,

 

I just received my PSA test results, and I wanted to share it with you.

 

The result for PSA was <0.015.

 

The timing of this test is approximately 23 months after my 2nd and last Lupron shot (two 3-month dosages), and also approximately 23 months after my last radiation treatment (38 visits, 68 Greys).

 

While I recognize that I have only traveled a short distance on this long road, I do feel encouraged that the bandit may still be currently holed up in some remote part of my body, hiding and patiently biding its time.

 

In the meantime, I will celebrate this six month renewal of my lease on life with a glass or three of wine this evening, and I continue to give thanks to all of you who have supported and coached me on this journey.

 

 

Please join me this evening in your time zone in a virtual toast.

Old Salt
Posts: 88
Joined: Aug 2014

I will think about you with my next beer...

Swingshiftworker
Posts: 705
Joined: Mar 2010

Always great to hear a good report from another PCa survivor.  Will definitely tip a glass in your direction this evening!

hopeful and opt...
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Joined: Apr 2009

 

 

Tonight, I'll celebrate with a  nice California wine.

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VascodaGama
Posts: 1735
Joined: Nov 2010

Joseph

I read your good news at evening and celebrated it with a glass of Green wine. Interestingly we all share a common feeling when at remission; will that status be kept forever?

Your comment is very true and that’s what makes doctors never use the word “cured” but we can spell it and believe in it.

“…. While I recognize that I have only travelled a short distance on this long road, I do feel encouraged that the bandit may still be currently holed up in some remote part of my body, hiding and patiently biding its time.”

Best wishes for more good news and celebrations.

VG

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