Hi everyone, saw the specialist yesterday, he said that if my PSA stays at 0.4 / 0.5 he will be happy, but he conceded that some cells may have escaped into my system before the op and are sending the PSA signal. He also said that because the cells are microscopic there was no way of finding them until they grow somewhere, ie:- lymph node, bone, or other organs, this if it occurrs, would be signalled by a rise in PSA, as we all know, so he scheduled a PSA test in August when I see my Oncologist, if there is a rise they will discuss a treatment program.
So that's it until next PSA test, also wondering whether some cells could have been released during the biopsy? Feel like a walking time bomb...lol
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