Fairwind, so sorry about
your path report. I have always said that a Gleason 8-10 is a different ball game. I don't understand why the Uros don't do a saturation biopsy when PSA is rising with negative regular biopsies and normal DREs. I had two ten core biopsies before the saturation biopsy which found the cancer. Had RRP, was undetectable for about
7-8 months then had SRT when PSA reached .27 I just read Dr. Myers book "Beating Prostate Cancer with Hormonal Therapy etc." Great read and will give you much hope as it did myself. Seems that HT in conjunction with RT is the way to go if your PSA starts to rise and hopefully it won't. Old Sailor
Dx 07/09 Age 67 - 28 core saturation biopsy w/5 positive (2 gleason 8, 2 gleason 7, 1 gleason 6)
RRP 8/13/09 Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Path report upgraded gleason to 4+5=9
Negative margins/extraprostatic extension/seminal vessicles/ lymph nodes but perineural invasion present.
Two month post surgery PSA 0.022
Five month post surgery PSA 0.081
Seven month post surgery PSA 0.190
Eight month post surgery PSA 0.217
Started 38 sessions IMRT at Mayo Jacksonville on 4/12/10, completed 6/4/10. Few side effects except urinary urgency and frequency during the day and some rectal discomfort near the end of therapy.