First PSA Check After Brachytherapy

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Going for brachy
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Date Joined Apr 2011
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   Posted 9/12/2011 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Today I had the result of first post seed implant PSA. It is 1.1. Which is quite good. Unlike removal of prostate by surgery, the PSA is not expected to go to zero after seed implant. Because there are still normal prostate cells producing PSA. What is important it should either go down with time or remain stable. My next PSA check is in December. Hopefully, it would go down further.  
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Age 70
Resident of DE, USA
PSA 3.4 January 2011
Biopsy Feb 2011 Gleason 3 + 3 T1C 2 out of 12 one 5% other 10%
Treatment option: Brachytherapy
Volume study 5/3/11 49 cc
Seed Implant 6/20/2011 88 Iodine-125 seeds
Blood in urine for about three days
No change in frequency. No urgency

Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 24139
   Posted 9/12/2011 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like a good first post-seed psa to me, and as you say, hopefullly the next couple of readings will keep it lower and lower
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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8
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

overthepond
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   Posted 9/13/2011 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Great first PSA result – a halving of the PSA in the first 6 months post Brachy is considered good news. Maths was never my best subject but I make 3.4 down to 1.1 just 3 months post implant an excellent result!
Hope your general recovery going well too.
All the best to you.
Husband's age 62
Excellent health
First PSA test 7
Second PSA two months later 11
Biopsy results: Gleason 3+3 in two cores (right medial 30% and right apex 90%)
PSA11 with small benign-feeling prostate
10 Feb 2011 – Brachytherapy – Iodine 125
16th May 2011 - PSA 3.83
15th August 2011 - PSA 3.18

Tudpock18
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   Posted 9/13/2011 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Going:
 
Excellent result indeed!  Congratulations.
 
Tudpock (Jim)
Age 62 (64 now), G 3 + 4 = 7, T1C, PSA 4.2, 2/16 cancerous, 27cc. Brachytherapy 12/9/08. 73 Iodine-125 seeds. Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort. Everything continues to function normally as of 12/8/10. PSA: 6 mo 1.4, 1 yr. 1.0, 2 yr. .8. My docs are "delighted"! My journey:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=1305643&g=1305643#m1305643

Gleason 6
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   Posted 9/13/2011 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
That is a great result in such a short period of time and it sounds like you are doing well with SE. I hope it continues to go down for you. I am 5 weeks post seeds and will not get a PSA check until the 6 month mark. Best of luck.
Age 61
PSA 4.3 9/10
PSA 5.5 2/11
PSA 7.1 3/11
PSA 6.73 5/18/11
Template Biopsy GS6(3+3)
6/18 areas positive-2 in left base, 4 left apex. 6/40 cores pos. 33cc.
Stage T1C
CT neg
4/14/11 Met w/ Dr Crum - Urologist
5/4/11 Met w/Dr. Wehle Mayo Urologist
5/17/11 Met Dr. Buskirk Mayo r/o
6/13/11 Met w/ Dr Terk at FROG-seed consult
8/5/11 87 I-125 seeds.
9/7/11 Met w/ Terk so far so good

JoeFL
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 420
   Posted 9/13/2011 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Going,

Great news! Keep the good numbers coming. Glad to see the SE's are minimum. Regards,

Joe
Age 68 PSA 4.5 Biopsy 9/4/09 Bostwick Labs 5 of 8 sections (5 of 11 cores) positive-Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T1
BT on 12/11/09 (84 seeds of Palladium 103) Home same day/no catheter. Some burning, frequency, urgency for 6 weeks. No incontinence, mild ED. 25 IGRT sessions ending 3/22/10 - some fatigue until 30 days after last treatment. PSA as of 8/4/11 - 0.1

RayPat
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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 104
   Posted 9/13/2011 5:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats. Nice big drop.

Going for brachy
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Total Posts : 95
   Posted 9/13/2011 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the spontaneous responses to my good news. Let us hope everybody on the board continue getting good news.VIEW IMAGE
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Age 70
Resident of DE, USA
PSA 3.4 January 2011
Biopsy Feb 2011 Gleason 3 + 3 T1C 2 out of 12 one 5% other 10%
Treatment option: Brachytherapy
Volume study 5/3/11 49 cc
Seed Implant 6/20/2011 88 Iodine-125 seeds
Blood in urine for about three days
No change in frequency. No urgency
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