I have not had brachytherapy but did have external radiation. It was suggested that I have my first follow up PSA 6 months post radiation. I thought that was a little long so I have requested a PSA by my Urologist with a 3 month follow up. I suggest you do the same (make the request) and if you can not get the uro to do the test find a GP that can order the test. I did have a PSA test done at a local health fair but I do not know how accurate they are compared to the Uro's lab.
You seem to have the same problem that I have. It is hard to tell who is managing the follow up. Even though my Uro and Onc are in the same practice I get the impression that they do not talk and thus things fall through the crack if I don't take action.
Take charge and be a bit demanding.
Good luck to you and your hubby.
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