we are in a similar situation, the salvage radiation seems to have no effect on my PSA and has risen from 0.5 to 0.6, small rise sure but is a rise, my Oncologist thinks that the cells sending the signal escaped the prostate area before I had the RP, I think this is logical, looking at my post op PSA which was 0.5, and my post radiation PSA which was 0.4, which subsequently after 3 months went back to 0.5, my Oncologist does not want to see me for 12 months, and My Urologist want's to see me in Jan. next year, they don't seem too worried about
the rise.I am thinking about
asking my GP for a test in 3 months, instead of waiting 6 months.
It might be a good idea to see an Oncologist for an opinion.
All the best. 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,are 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 09 0.5
PSA 3rd Augiust 09 0.6
Post Edited (maldugs) : 8/17/2009 3:39:36 AM (GMT-6)