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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/16/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Prostate Surgery (RP) in July 2004.   First PSA following surgery was 0.02
PSA was at 0.04 for a couple of years
then PSA up to 0.06
Rceived PSA results yesterday (5/15/09)..PSA=0.08.
Should I start considering additional treatment?...radiation?
Thanks for any information or recommendations...Burgh

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 5/16/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
My rp was in 1995. Gleason 2+1. Gleason lower than a typical gleason of 6. My psa has risen over the 13 years to 0.6. I have not had any furthur treatment so far.  In consultation with a doctor or doctors you must make the decision. Because my psa was tising slowly I chose, in consulation with two doctors, to watch and wait.  A new proton facility is coming on line near me and if I chose treatment it would probably be there. Not knowing how my psa would rise caused me anxiety at first  but as a trend developed I was better able to handle it. 
IF my psa was a low as yours after four years I would have been jumping for joy and not be worrying about it!
Don't let the PC beast rob you of the good life!
Best wishes,Al

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 5/16/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Al: Thank you for the response, PC beast is exactly right. The PSA anxiety is a killer...any increase makes me crazy...Thanks for the good words. John
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