Just got back from the Uro's office. First PSA score after treatment below was 0.1. Both my Uro and Radiologist are very pleased, and, of course, so am I. I realize that this may flucuate higher over the next 12-18 months....but I like the starting point. Next test in September.
Thanks to all on this site who have provided support, information and shared experiences since I got on this train. Regards,
Age -67 PSA - 4.5
Biopsy (9/4/09) - Positive in 5 of 8 cores. In those 5 cores, 5 of 11 samples were positive. Gleason 3+3=6. Stage – T1C Ct and Bone scans negative.
BT performed on 12/11/09. 84 seeds of Palladium 103. Surgery at 7:30 - Home at 12:30 same day with no catheter. Blood in urine for a week. Side effects as expected - some burning, frequency, urgency. Resumed daily 1 ½ mile walk after 3 days.
BT followed with 25 IGRT treatments beginning Feb 15 (4500 Gy's). After third week, experienced some fatigue. Now 2 months from last rad treatment - energy level has returned. Burning gone and urgency is much improved.