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Bob & Wife
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   Posted 3/29/2011 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Just got the results of my latest psa and it's up again. Started going up in June from .08 to .14 then .38 in November and now March .59. Have appointment with the cancer doctor on the 5th, will see what next.

Bob & Wife
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   Posted 3/29/2011 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Not sure why my signature is not showing? had prostrate removed, then radiation 2 years later completed in August of 2008. Guess we didn't get it all.
Age at diagnosis 58
PSA 1.7 Nodule felt. Biopsy 4+4 T2
1-30-06 Surgery nodes & margins clear, some prostrate cells found on bladder neck. 4+3 after surgery
2007 PSA's .14 .16 .14 .32
2008 Radiation completed. Post PSA .05 .06 .18 .14
2009 PSA's .06 .05 .18 .14
2010 PSA's .18 .19 5 weeks later .34 5weeks later .38
Scans scheduled for 11-19-10 Appt 11-30-10 with oncology

Purgatory
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Total Posts : 24403
   Posted 3/29/2011 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Very sorry to hear the news, hope the oncologist can give you a good game plan. I am in similar straights, with now both a failed surgery and failed radiation. Good luck.

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,

60Michael
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   Posted 3/29/2011 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Also sorry to hear about the PSA. Keep us posted on your visit to the oncologist and wishing you the best until we hear back from you.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4
Started IMRT Jan. 2010 72gys
7month post SRT PSA .2

James C.
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   Posted 3/30/2011 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Gosh, sorry to hear the news. Know that you are in my prayers. Get a plan and keep moving forward..
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Magaboo
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   Posted 3/30/2011 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to read about your rising PSA. It's always a bit scary for all of us here to read about scenarios like yours. The frightening possibility of this happening to any one of us is always in the back of the mind of most guys here. Have I mentioned that this cancer really sucks?
Wishing you all the best in the next step of your journey.
Mag

Born 1936
PSA 7.9, Gleason Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP Nov 06, T3a, Gleasons 3+4=7, Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; at SRT Start=0.1,
Salvage RT completed (33 days-66Gy) 19 Dec 08
PSA: in Jan 09 =.05, all tests to date (Jan 11) <.04

Ed C. (Old67)
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Total Posts : 2384
   Posted 3/30/2011 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about the rising PSA. It is scary to see the PSA rise after using all curative measures. I hope the Oncologist can give a plan that keeps PCa in check for a long long time.
Age: 67 at Dx on 12/30/08 PSA 3.8
2 cores out of 12 were positive Gleason (4+4)
Davinci surgery 2/9/09 Gleason 4+4 EPE,
Margins clear, nerve bundles removed
Prostate weighed 57 grams 10-20% involved
all PSA tests since (2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18, 21 months) undetectable
Latest PSA test (2 years) <.008 ?

Bob & Wife
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   Posted 4/2/2011 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all the support, I will let you know what my oncologist has to say. My wife and myself have been doing some reading and have read several different reports as to when to start HT and are a bit confused as to when you should start. Would love to hear from anyone who has had surgery followed by radiation and now is faced with HT. Thanks again, Bob

waterloo
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 96
   Posted 4/2/2011 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bob and Wife
As you can see my husband is pretty much in the same boat . His  March/11PSA went up to 1.50 from 1.07 in two month.We have to wait again for the next PSA in june ,HT is the next step for him ,his Dr said HT is the silver bullet so you do not want to rush in to it.The waiting game sucks.Hang in there .
Deidre

My Husband DX at age of 54 in 2006 09/2006-RP Original Gleason 3+4=7Post OP 4+3=7
PSA PO RP .004 Everything going good till May 2008
05/08 PSA 0.05
07/08 -0.09
10/08 -0.16
01/09 -0.24
RT March 2009 33 in total
07/09 PSA 0.4 Testosterone -15
09/09 -0.55 T -13
10/09 bone scan Clear
12/09 PSA 0.52 T-13
03/2010 “ 0.7 T-11.8
06/10 “ 0.61 T - 9
09/10 “ 0.8 T -11.4
01/2011 PSA 1.07 T -12.7

Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 4/2/2011 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree the waiting really is hard on the nerves. That is our question to the doctor if HT is the next and only step how long do you wait, you don't want to wait to long but also don't want to be in a hurry. It's a wave of emotions. We keep going back and thinking should we have done radiation soon after surgery instead of waiting 2 years? we thought we were in a good place when the path report came back good and the psa (1.7) was so low at time of dx and then the doctor felt a nodule and it started to grow and that's when the radiation started. Again did we wait to long? I don't know why my signature won't show up on any of my post?

duke68
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 190
   Posted 4/2/2011 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi

You can get your signature by selecting post reply right above the quick reply window.
Then select (check) include signature.
Your signature won't show if you use the quick reply.

I'm in the same condition as you, a real kick in the face.
Your history shows a serial rise in psa during 2007 ? It should have remained undetectable after surgery.

Choices now are adt, clinical trial for your stage.
You need to go to the best Medical Oncologist that treats pc you can find.
I'm currently on a 6 month clinical trial at Dana-Farber in Boston.
I.m very aggressive with my treatments.

Best Wishes
Gerry
age 72 diag 68 Oct 2006 G8 T2b psa 11.7
4 of 8 cores 20% 30% 60% 100%
rrp Dec 2006 G9 4+5 m+ sv+ ece after 6 weeks psa 0.6 second opinion Dana-Farber pT3b 4+4 + T5 = G9
3/2007 ADT2 6 months lupron + casodex
4/2007 SRt 35 sessions to lymph nodes and prostrate. Psa <0.1 from June 2007 to March 2010
Psa 6/10 0.3 9/10 0.6 12/10 2.5 :(
Dana- Farber Phase 2 trial Avastin ADT2
3/11 psa 0.02
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