My reasoning, be it right or wrong is, sure I have PCa, and it is going somewhat in the wrong direction, latest 0.7 (up from 0.6) what is the use of worrying myself sick? I am 70, and too much stress and worry could manifest itself on my old body creating other problems for me, I am too busy living life, and have not got the time to waste, so I just enjoy my bowls, bike riding, fishing, family and granchildren, every now and then I go see my doctors, (6 monthly now) I get a bit anxious on the day, then put it out of my mind until next time, what will be will be, I have little or no control, so on with life!
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,
Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.
Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept. Totally dry since catheter removed
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA from 30th April 08, until now range- 0.5 to 0.6, I am now 70