I had one 4 months after surgery, but my internist didn't want to do it unless prostate surgeon said ok. Surgeon said no problem, just be careful as the tissue between prostate bed and recturm is now thinner than it use to be, but it would be no problem, and as was mentioned above, just let your internist know your history. And the test is a breeze.
They did find some small polyps which they took care of with the scope and thankfully they were not cancerous. Now because they found polyps, I have to get one every 3 years. My wife will have one soon.
Wish you the best, when your health and life is concerned, there are no dumb questions.
diagnosed sept 06
gleason 3+4=7, right lobe only
psa 4.7 (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern. If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)
Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT
RP Emory Atlanta December 2006
Path-negative margins, negative lymph nodes
negative seminal vesicles, multifocal perineural invasion, both lobes involved
40% gland involved
Fully continent 2 weeks post catheter removal
1st psa April 2007-<0.04
6 Mos PSA <0.04
9 mos PSA still <0.04
12 mos PSA still <0.04