David - in western SC
DRE - always normal
2005 PSA 3.5
2006 PSA 4.3
2007 PSA 5.8
2008 PSA 12.3 (July)
2008 PSA 14.9 (Sept)
2007 Biopsy Negative
2008 Biopsy (Aug) Neg, but 4 "suspicious" areas
2008 Biopsy (Sep) Positive, 7 cores, all 7 positive ranging from 50 - 90%, perienual invasion detected, Gleason of 7 (4+3) and 7 (3+4)
Bone scan and CAT, negative at this time.
Scheduled for conventional radical surgery on 10-14-2008.
Oh yes, age 56, age of diagonsis 56, no history of PC in family, but I have had 3 bouts of
porocarcinoma, 2 twice on the scalp and last time in throat, involved 4 operations and 35 rounds of RT, last episode 2000.
My dr. was insistent with my biopsy report, that surgery needed to be done as soon as 6 weeks after diagnosis, does this make sense to any of your survivors. He said time was of the essence, makes me wonder what he knows that I don't know. Kind of hard not to be paranoid with this being my 4th round of cancer since turning age 45.
Nice being here, sorry for being so long winded.