Hi everyone,saw my Uro today, he said he was quite happy with the PSA staying at 0.6 after being 0.5 for 2 1/2 years, he also was happy with no doubling time or sharp rise. In his opinion said he would be very surprised if the cells sending the PSA had moved out of the pelvic area, were probably lying dormant in a lymph node close to the prostate site.
The team is happy to monitor me at the moment, and I am to see my Oncologist on 2nd August, they said they have lot's of weapons, (HT and chemo) that may come into play at a later date if necessary, but said they have one patient who has been 0.7 for 6 years, and feel I might be the same.. so on with life we go.
Best regards to all, 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. Totally dry since catheter removed
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 August 09 0.6
PSA 25th November 0.6 (I am now 69)
PSA 18th Jan 09 0.6