Posted 8/17/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -6)
I'm a little curious why your doctor elected to jump to 6 month PSA schedule so soon with a Gleason 8. Even tho the pathology looks excellent, a Gleason 8 is near the top of aggressive PC. Many URO's elect a 3 month schedule until it is firmy established that the PC is contained. Some would also talk about adjuvant radiation with a Gleason 8.
Not trying to rain on your parade, but as a Gleason 9, I am always watching other aggressive PC protocols.
Congratulations on your great PSA level, and welcome to HW.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01