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First PSA Result since Surgery

randy_in_indy's picture
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Joined: Oct 2009

I am officially a member of the ZERO CLUB!!!!!!!!! <0.1 NONDETECTABLE!!!

I now feel I have confirmation on my choice of methods...and particularly surgeons!

Pardon me I am going to celebrate with my sweetie!

Here's to everyone making the right choices for a cure!

my stats:

52 years old
PSA 9/09 7.25
PSA 10/09 6.125
Diagnosis confirmed Oct 27, 2009
8 Needle Biopsy = 5 clear , 3 postive
<20%, 10%, 10%
Gleason Score (3+3) 6 in all positive cores
11/09 Second Opinion on Biopsy slides from Dr. Koch
(4+3) = 7 5%
(3+4) = 7 10%
(3+4) = 7 10%
Endorectol MRI with Coil - Indicated the Palpal tumor was Organ confined
da Vinci 12/29/09 - Dr. Hollensbee & Scott
Post Surgery Pathology:
Prostate size 5 x 4 x 3.5 cm Weight: 27 g
Gleason: Changed to (3+4) = 7
Primary Pattern 3, 80%
Secondary Pattern 4, 18%
Tertiary Pattern 5, 2%
Tumor Quantitation:
Greatest Dimension, Largest tumor focus: 19 mm
Additional Dimension 18 x 15 mm
Location, largest tumor focus: Right posterior quadrant
Multifocality: Yes
Greatest dimension second largest focus 10 mm
Location: second largest focus: Left Posterior quadrant
Extraprostatic extension: Yes
If yes, focal or non-focal: Nonfocal
If yes: location(s) right and left antero-lateral
Seminal vesicle invasion: No
Cancer at surgical margin: No
If no, closest distance with location: less than 1 mm, right posterior quadrant
Apex involvement: No
Bladder involvement: NO
Lymph-vascular invasion: No
Perineural invasion: Yes
Lymph nodes: 9 from right pelvic 0/9 positive
Stage: pT3a, pNo, pMX
All nerves sparred - found two additional pudendal arteries


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Congrats...Glad it worked out for the best for you and to many years! B

spottydog10's picture
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Joined: Jul 2009

Hope all the rest are in the future

jminnj's picture
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Joined: Nov 2009


That is great news!!! Congratulations!!! May there be many more zeroes in your future!


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Congrats to the Hoosier boy. To bad the Colts didn't win!

Larry (Living in Tn but born in Indiana)

randy_in_indy's picture
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Joined: Oct 2009

It's amazing how much help this survivor network has given me! Just having someone that has gone through the same thing and shared experiences is invaluable. Thank God for CSN!

Regarding the Colts....the better team won that day...and deserved it...The Saints played clean and honorable I am happy for Drew and the City...There is Next Year!

Randy in indy

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Joined: Apr 2009

Great news Randy...........always good to hear a success story.
Live the dream.

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Joined: Oct 2009

Way to go Randy, better for you to place #1 ( Zero PSA ) and the Colts to finish #2 !

Thanks for sharing the good news.



randy_in_indy's picture
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There is always next year for the Colts...

Thanks and God Bless!

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I'm glad that everything worked out....keep on posting.........Ira

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