Hi Taiping and Dale,
Thanks for the quick replies. I was just wondering about this subject and was not having much success with my research on it. I had a test that does not show in my signature on Oct 17, 2008 and it was .642. So, I was curious about just how low and how fast the PSA would react. I feel a bit more reassured by your stories. My oncologist has said that he would be happy with anything below a 1 as long as it was steady.
Dale, here's hoping your December results are good.
Thanks again to both of you,
PSA 21.5 (first and only test resulted from follow up visit to emergency room for kidney stone. first time for kidney stone too)
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear
Chest x ray clear
CT scan shows potential lymph node involvement in pelvic region
Started Casodex on May 2 and stopped on June 1, 2008
Lupron injection on May 15 and every four months for next two years
PSA test on July 14, 08 after 8 weeks hormone .82
Started IMRT/IGRT on July 10, 2008. 45 treatments scheduled
First 25 to be full pelvic for a total dose of 45 Gray to lymph nodes.
Last 20 to prostate only. Total dose to prostate 81 Gray.
Completed IMRT/IGRT 09/11/08.
Second Lupron shot 09/11/08
Next PSA test by oncologist 03/09