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mgl
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 5/3/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else have a psa bounce after surgery and radiation, mine went up from 0.1 to 0.14 on my last appointment
50 years old
gleason 3+4=7 psa5.8 clinical stageT3a
Da vinci surgery April10 2007 Mayo clinic Rochester, Mn.
extraprostatic extension Gleason -same
pelvic lymph nodes -negative
Catheter out April 19
37 treatments IMRT ended 10/26/07
psa Jan 29 2008 0.10
psa april 30 0.14


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 5/3/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear it went up a little. Will they retest to see if it was just "noise" or do you have to wait three months?
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07
Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yr
Radiation started March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
8 weeks of radiation down!!!
Praying for a cured dad. First PSA 3 months!


Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 5/3/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
This is always a possibility, but you have the decision on how long to wait to test again. If you would like to be tested more frequently, you can ask (politely demand) to do so. But, since you are at a PSA high postsurgery. This probably isn't bounce. But it could be an errant reading, in which case requesting another test is understandable for peace of mind. Thank you for all the support you have given me, and you know how to reach me so that I can be there for you. Be well and be positive.

Your friend,

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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