I would like to know if anyone has had this test run. If so, what is your opinion of the test and how useful did your attending physician find the information produced by the test? Did you have the test done as a diagnostic tool or as a monitoring tool post treatment?
My reason for asking is that I am one year into my ADT and eight months post radiation. I am not sure PSA is really a reflection of my situation. My case was considered advanced at diagnosis.
Any comments would be appreciated. Last PSA was .3 taken on May 11, 2009.
Diagnosed 04/10/08 Age 58 at the time
Gleason 4 + 3
DRE palpable tumor on left side
100% of 12 cores positive for PCa range 35% to 85%
Bone scan clear and 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
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.
PSA 02/08 21.5 at diagnosis
PSA 07/08 .82 after 8 wks of hormones
PSA 10/08 .642 one month after completion of IMRT, 6 months hormone
PSA 03/09 .38 six months post radiation and nine months into hormones