I had my one year followup with my surgeon recently, and according to him, things are going great. He told me that last year, with the high PSA I started with, he was sure I would be undergoing radiation treatment by now. Apparently, I dodged the bullet on that for now. Statistically it seems the cancer should have already spread, and it still may have, but is still so small that it's not showing up on a PSA test. I'm now headed for biannual PSA testing, rather than quarterly. YeeHaw!
This forum has been a fantastic wealth of information for me and I want to thank you all for your support and guidance over that last year, you guys (and gals) along with my wonderful wife have kept me sane. I don't post all that often, but I'm a daily lurker here and will continue for a long time to come.
Thanks again folks!
Age 48 at diagnosis
3 Jul 08 PSA 27.21
Biopsy positive 3+3=6 on 9 of 24 punches
Bone scan clear
22 Sep 08 Laproscopic Radical Prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic Lymphadenectomy
Gleason 3+4=7 after prostate removal, lymph nodes clear
PSA at 3 months=undetectable
6 month PSA still 0
14 Sep 09 PSA .014