Rising PSA after RP Next Step

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Bob & Wife
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/16/2008 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
We went back to my husband's surgeon yesterday and the doctor was surprised that Bob's psa went from .16 to .32 in three months.  The doctor now feels that the elevation in his psa is no long leftover prostrate cells and that they are now cancer cells.  The doctor explained to us that he is not sure if the cancer is still in the prostrate bed or if it has gotten outside or both.  The doctor is going to consult with a Dr. Thomas Beers who is the cheif prostrate research doctor at Oregon Health Sciences University in Oregon.  The doctor wants to talk to him about possible ct/pet scans and get his advise about treatment.  The doctor explained to us that if we proceed with radiation and the cancer has already left the prostrate bed we could be doing radiation needlessly when he should be on HT.  The doctor also said the nodule that showed up a year ago (had biopsy negative) has grown and is concerned.  We should hear something by Saturday and if we don't he gave us his home phone number.  This doctor did a wonderful job on my husband's surgery.  Bob did not have to wear pads has no ed and had a great recovery.  This waiting and trying to make the right decision is very hard but finding this forum has been extremely helpful.  You are all wonderful people and so caring and willing to share.  Thank you so very much.  Will keep you posted confused
Bob's wife
Age 59
12-10-05 Diagnosed PSA 1.7 T2b Nodule felt.
1-30-06 Surgery, nodes & margins clear
Post op Gleason 8  T2c 4+3 PSA .04
12-07 PSA jump .14 changed doctors
Nodule found biposy negative
PSA .16
PSA .17
4-3-08 PSA .32 ouch
4-15-08 Returned to orgininal doctor about psa jump. Nodule size increased.

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