I know I don't post all that often, but I am still lurking.
January update. My PSA post surgery and radiation remains 0.1.
So I am still in PSA limbo or purgatory or whatever. Wish it was 0.0 but thankful it has not risen.
So I still have a silly question that I don't have an answer to.
Given someone with my metrics and staging..stage T3A (positive margins), surgery and
then salvage radiation, is it possible for my PSA to stay 0.1..forever..or at least until
I die in my sleep at age 94.
Or will it eventually either (1) go down to 0, (2) start to rise.
Do any of you know any cases where it has stayed 0.1 forever?
I asked this question to both my urologist and radiologist and got two different
answers. My radiologist said he knew of no cases where this happened, that it
eventually rises or goes to 0. My urologist said he had plenty of cases where the
PSA stayed at 0.1..forever.
So I dunno what the answer to my stupid question here is.
52 Year Old DBA by profession; amateur pianist by passion.
June and Aug 2006: PSA 4.6. DRE prostate enlarged. Second opinion
Sep 2006: Biopsy results positive one lobe. Gleason 3+3.
Nov 2006: RPA performed at Fletcher Allen in Burlington VT.
Nov 2006: Pathology report: Stage T3a and Gleason 3+4.
Dec 2006: PSA 0.1
Feb, May 2007: PSA 0.0 (under 0.1)
Aug, Nov 2007 and Feb 2008: PSA 0.1
Mar-May 2008: IMRT Radiation..completed May 1, 2008