psa after radiation i year still going up

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waterloo
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 3/18/2010 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone.
 
 It ha been a while ,checking in I do peek in every so often.
 The lastest psa test march /10 is .7  Dec/09 was .52 and the one in Sept /09 was .55
 Not sure what to think of this.Have a call in to the RO DR. Should hear from  him next week. He told us in dec/09 not to get a psa test done for 6 month, but we are heading down  to the coast.Which is where he is and that is a 8 hour drive .I'm glad we did it better knowing then waiting that extra time. Thanks for any info
                         DEIDRE
    My Husband age 54 at diagnosis
   Radical prostateectomy  in Sept 2006
  • Original Gleason 3+4=7 post op 4+3=7
  • Post Op .004
  • May08 psa 0.05
  • July08 psa 0.09
  • Oct08 psa 0.16
  • Jan09 psa 0.24
  • start"s radiation on March 12/09(33) in total
  • July 09 psa 0.4  TESTOSTERONE 15
  • SEPT 09 PSA 0.55  TESTOSTERONE 13 
  • Bone Scan Oct 19 09  CLEAR (YA HOO)


waterloo
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 3/18/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
IT"S Deidre again .I would really like any of your thought's on this .It is going to drive us crazy again .How long dose one wait and what is the next best step. Has any one else gone through this or going through this now .The BIg Waiting Game And for What.

THANKS DEIDRE
    My Husband age 54 at diagnosis
   Radical prostateectomy  in Sept 2006
  • Original Gleason 3+4=7 post op 4+3=7
  • Post Op .004
  • May08 psa 0.05
  • July08 psa 0.09
  • Oct08 psa 0.16
  • Jan09 psa 0.24
  • start"s radiation on March 12/09(33) in total
  • July 09 psa 0.4  TESTOSTERONE 15
  • SEPT 09 PSA 0.55  TESTOSTERONE 13 
  • Bone Scan Oct 19 09  CLEAR (YA HOO)
  • dec 09 PSA .52 Testosterone 13
  • March 2010 PSA .7 Testosterone 11


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 2243
   Posted 3/18/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Back Deidre,
Really sounds like the PSA is bouncing around. Since I had surgery than radiation I really cant answer your question, but I am sure some on here will soon. Enjoy your trip down the coast and hope the psa heads south when he has his next test.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive 4.5 psa
59 yo when diagnosed, 61 yo 2010
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Post op dx of neuropathy
T2C left lateral and left posterior margins involved
3 months psa.01, 6 month psa.4, 6 1/2 month psa.5
Starting IMRT on 1/18/10, Completed 39 tx at 72 gys on 3/12/10
Great family and friends
Michael


Sephie
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Total Posts : 1804
   Posted 3/19/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Deirdre, just curious about what stage your husband's cancer was (the stage assigned from the surgical pathology report). Also, what was your husband's PSA at time of diagnosis?
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (solitary focus of extraprostatic extension). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SVs negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 - 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0, March 2010 0.0. Next PSA in 6 months. Thank you God!


waterloo
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 100
   Posted 3/19/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   

   Hi Sephie

  My husband gleason score was T2 B. His psa at time of diagnosis was 7.8 and went to 8 in a less then 5 month . And for all the Guy's looking in his cancer was found out by a PSA blood test  he had no other warning.GET YOUR PSA TEST DONE KNOW YOUR FAMILY HISTORY.My husband grandfather died of prostate cancer( Husband's)  mom did not think it was anything he needed to know. So mom ,grandmother tell your boy's ..

 DEIDRE


    My Husband age 54 at diagnosis
   Radical prostateectomy  in Sept 2006
  • Original Gleason 3+4=7 post op 4+3=7
  • Post Op .004
  • May08 psa 0.05
  • July08 psa 0.09
  • Oct08 psa 0.16
  • Jan09 psa 0.24
  • start"s radiation on March 12/09(33) in total
  • July 09 psa 0.4  TESTOSTERONE 15
  • SEPT 09 PSA 0.55  TESTOSTERONE 13 
  • Bone Scan Oct 19 09  CLEAR (YA HOO)
  • dec 09 PSA .52 Testosterone 13
  • March 2010 PSA .7 Testosterone 11

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