Posted 7/30/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -7)
Hi everyone, it is one year since my operation, and after the op, and follow up radiation, my PSA is still 0.5. Saw the urologist yesterday, he said that maybe a few cells had escaped into my system, OR the radiation still needed more time to work, he said that he was hoping for a PSA of 0.2 but this may still be achieved. he said that he had patients whose PSA was around 0.5 for the last 8 years.
My wife asked him if there was any way that the cells (or cell) could be traced, and he said that as the cells were microscopic an MRI or bone scan could not detect them. I am seeing the oncologist on 13th Aug. so will ask him about a ProstaScint scan, can this scan detect small cells? don't know if they do this here, so will ask.
On the other hand, I might just be getting into a tizz for nothing, eh?
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck, free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5