Jeesh, I thought I was over PCa.... Had DaVinci in 2007, not a bad path with Gleason 3+3 = 6... First few PSA tests low... .01, .02... Then at 31 months I had one come back at 0.13 and a retest at 0.11....
Just had a followup appt with my DaVinci doc and hew thinks there may be a few cells left in the localized area and same day had me talk to one on their oncoloogists. Even though the levels are still somewhat low, the oncologist says recent studies show that treatment now would be in my best interest...
I was certainly not ready for this bump in the road. He did say that is was also OK if I decided to postpone things for awhile, but basically the sooner the better. He would reccommend a 7 week treatment regime (5 days/week) of lesser doses for minimal side effects...
It is early and besides being totally freaked out and depresssed right now, I will start doing some more research on this... I wish I would have waited til spring to get my psa test until things were more settled in our lives and moving!
Any comments or links on a recurrence such as this would be greatly appreciated as my wife and I digest and determine our next steps...
After 3-4 years of annual PSA 4-6, biopsy recommended
3/13/2007 - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6 Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/24/2007 - DaVinci performed at Virginia Mason hospital in Seattle
5/2/2007 - Catheter Out! Final pathology of Gleason 6 T2c Nx Mx, approx 20% of prostate involved, positive margin, but only at 2 focal points.
6/28/2007 9 weeks incontinance... Overnite, went from 4-6 soaked pads a day from prev 8 weeks to 2 barely wet pads a day.
7/12/2007 11 weeks post-op Minimal leakage... one small pad a day
7/18/2007 First Post-Op PSA... 0.01 !!!
9/10/2007 Pad free and ED at 75% with 100mg Viagra generic
6/26/2008 2nd Post-OP PSA at 14 months... 0.02
12/2/2008 3rd Post-OP PSA at 20 months... 0.03
10/30/2009 4th Post-OP PSA at 31 months... 0.13 (moved and diff lab)
11/3/2009 Retest at my original lab... 0.11 (followup with Doc sched 11/10)