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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 3/11/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
For 19th months my PSA has been between 0.4 and 0.5, the latest this week 0.5, keep hoping it will go under 0.4 but looks like it is going to stay there, I know many here would love to be in my situation , but I can't understand after the op and radiation, I still have these figures, it also mystifies me that people here with much worse post operative pathology than mine, have an undetectable PSA?

Anyhow am seeing my Uro next week and we shall see what he says, physically I feel good and getting on with life.

Regards Mal.
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

PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)

PSA 11th March 0.5

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 3/11/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi my friend!
I just can't answer that question. Our bodies have other ways of generating PSA. You just might be the oddball. But given your numbers, I would stay dilligent and watchful. It's not rising or falling, it is what it is.

I hope you are well. Sorry to not have written much, but you are always in my thoughts. Be well. Keep on with the livin'

Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
My Journal is at Tony's Blog  

Elite Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25393
   Posted 3/11/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had my first post surgery psa in February, and mine came in at .05. Was a little disapointed too, thought that perhaps since it was supposedly contained, and you can see my stats, that it would be much lower. So, like many others here, already a little anxious about the 6 month test in May. My dr said it could go down, stay the same, and hopefully not go up. I wonder if some of our differences is in the testing itself, but not qualified enough to know how to answer that. I agree with Bro. Tony, enjoy that life!

David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes 
First PSA Post Surgery   2/9 .05, 6 month on 5/9

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