Thank you for the post on my blog. I'm sorry for the poor pathology results, but I have been there. So much wonderful living to do. There is plenty of reason to be positive in the future. You husbands case will likely require additional therapy, as mine was likely to do. Even though my PSA was undetectable after surgery I decided to not wait and started studying if earlier adjuvant therapies were the best idea. And while the evidence was new, I decided to start with hormonal therapy followed a month later with IMRT radiation.
Here is my PSA history:
October 3, 2006 19.8
October 10, 2006 18.9
November 27, 2006 13.9 Surgery 16, 2007
February 28, 2007 0.9
March 12, 2007 0.1
March 23, 2007 <0.1
May 16, 2007 <0.1
July 18, 2007 <0.1
September 19, 2007 <0.1
January 29, 2008 <0.1
May 9, 2008 <0.1
September 17, 2008 <0.1
January 13, 2009 <0.1
May 11, 2009 <0.1 T=50
October 7, 2009 <0.1 T=21 PAP=0.3
January 4, 2010 <0.1 T=128 PAP=0.4
May 8th, 2010 <0.1 T=230 PAP=0.4
My next tests will be in November. So far so good. I do suggest that your husband consider addition therapies now. Since it is likely to return, he can try to kick it while it's down...
May peace be with you both always. And stay positive!
Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7
RALP ~ 2/17/2007 at the City of Hope near Los Angeles.
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
"I beat up this disease and took its lunch money! I am in remission."
I am currently not being treated, but I do have regular oncology visits.
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