Hi went to see my Urologist today and discussed the fact that my PSA has risen from 0.5 in July 07 to 0.7 today. He said that obviously the SRT had failed, but the remaining cells that are sending the signal are progressing very, very slowly, I agreed with him that at this stage there is nothing to worry about
,and this could go on for the rest of my life, a 0.2 rise in nearly 4 years IS slow.
So we will continue on our merry way of seeing him and the Oncologist every year and continue life as normal.
Now must get my knee fixed so I can get back to Competition bowls!!
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
Post Edited (maldugs) : 2/9/2011 4:38:44 PM (GMT-7)