PSA Trend After Radiation Question

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flippin out
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   Posted 3/12/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
what might one expect the PSA trend to be after radiation ?

March Madness 06 PSA 8

April 25 06 DaVinci City of Hope CA

PSA .0 April 06’ - Nov.07’

Nov. 07 PSA rising trend .1-.2

Dec. 07-Feb 08’ Radiation Loma Linda CA “Proton”
PSA March 08' (Up NEXT)

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   Posted 3/12/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   

I do not know the answer, but will look forward to reading what others say on this topic.

I will find out next month if I will have radiation in May and June.  What is it like - painful? time consuming?  tiring?


Danman Bob
Age 57
Prostate removal November 2007
Gleason score 9, TC1
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (1 to 2 pads a day)
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Begain using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow

flippin out
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   Posted 3/13/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
   Easy Pizie no pain to speak of, well very little discomfort lil bit a redness around the target area  I have been a tad tired and seem to run out of gas a bit more readily but I think I'm Coming back I go for a PSA reading late this month I had 39 treatments time was the only thing I commuted the 200 miles a day so as to sleep at home rathe than live at the Hospital. 
 good luck.

March Madness 06 PSA 8

April  25 06 DaVinci City of Hope CA

PSA   .0 April 06’ - Nov.07’

Nov.   07 PSA rising trend .1-.2

Dec.    07-Feb 08’ Radiation Loma Linda CA “Proton”  

March 08' ( up Next)

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   Posted 3/13/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Generally after radiation the trend would be a slow downward progression taking possibly 2-3 years to reach a low point or nadir. In your case though, given your fairly low PSA at start of treatment you may see your first result come back as near zero and stay there. Please post when you have the results.

54 years old

PSA 5.6 on 3/20/07

DRE: Negative

Biopsy on 4/20/07 

Results 4/25/07:

3 out of 12 cores positive, 2 on the right lobe with 5% adenocarcinoma Gleason 3+3, 1 on the left lobe 10% adenocarcinoma Gleason 3+4, overall Gleason graded 7 Cancer T1C.  After web research discovered Proton Beam Therapy and called Loma Linda. Completed consultation with Dr. Luu on 7/5/2007 and started treatment at Loma Linda on 7/26/07. Completed treatment 44 on 9/28/07. 0 treatments remain. Side Effects remain minimal. 1st PSA result on January 28th is 1.1.

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