coxjajb, same lab been doing all my PSA since age 50, so almost 7 years now, never a mistake, is it possible? yes, but even my dr. thinks it wouldn't be worth it. that's why the next one is scheduled for 6 weeks out.
johnt- i know the least about
HT, kind of scared of it, i only know lots of wives tales about
it in relationship to men with PC. would it make me impotent, where right now i am not? would it make me become "wet" again instead of dry? I am very hyper sensitive to meds in general, would this affect me?
EdC - my dr already feels, if there is anything left, it would have to be in the prostate bed, and though he is not a radiation guy, he feels it would be best shot to give these micro-amounts a knock out blow.
Tony - neither myself or my dr. intends to "wait and watch" on my new situation. we are talking about
6 weeks only, to see if the psa stays at .10, drops a little, or heaven forbid, goes up even by .01. If it does, I assure you, I will be at the office of the best oncologist in the state (the one I had 10 years ago), and Greenville SC has two, top notch radiation centers. Just like I didnt fool around with a Gleason 7 and High PSA with my PC dx, don't intend to gamble away my life with this turn of events. It is possible, it could lower, that is what my dr. is really hoping for, again, some of the stress using ultra-sensitive tests. I had sex less than 24 hours before this blood draw, I wonder if that still matters after surgery about
the psa. just now thought of that.
david in sc
thanks all for the good information so far, trust me, i don't have all the answers, and yes, i get scared too
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, 5/9 .10 doubled in 3 months, new test in six weeks, then possibly off for salvage radiation