my last psa score was 0.45 and oncologist does not want it to goe to 1.0.
he says if it stays around 0.45 , i can wait after the holidays and get it done in january .
its been over 3 months now since prostate surgery.
i will see another oncologist soon for second opinion.
it was 0.97 before surgery , it dropped to 0.55 , and then to 0.39 and now up again.
i am afraid of missing work , if i get alot of side effects. but my health is more important.
i need to get this beast out before it climbs any higher
had rectal exam and found prostrate nodule detected.
psa was .097 before exam.
referred to urologist and also rectal exam , but couldn't feel anything.
we discussed about biopsy to be on safe side.
Final Diagnosis of biopsy
specimen is received in formalin in 8 parts labeled A-H.
A-G ------ no atypia or malignancy found.
H---- prostrate needle biopsy, left anterior horn: Adenocarcarcinoma,
gleason score 3 + 4= 7, 4 mm in greatest linear dimension, involving approximately 20% of tissue from this site. less than 1ml cancer and less 1% of gland involved.
prostrate surgery done 7/29/2009 -- radical perineal surgery.
robotic was out of the question due to previous surgeries, hernia repair,gall bladder,had mesh put in.
before surgery , psa was at 0.97.
09/2009 psa ---- 0.55
10/2009 ----- 0.39
11/2009 ------- 0.45
10 days with foley cathereter
drain tube for 2 days
hospital stay--- 2 1/2 days
had trouble with bowl movements constipated due to pain meds .
on stool softners