twotimestwo posted as a new member on another thread
I am a 64 year old RP survivor who had a PSA of 3.8, gleason of 3+3, and in fine health otherwise. I was somewhat disappointed in that my initial post PSA was not Zero as I expected. But it was only .1 . Over the last ten years I have had my PSA checked every 6 months and watched as it ever so slowly crept up to .2 and then .23 six months ago. Last week my PSA had jumped to .48 (a little more than double in 6 months). I was more worried than my surgeon, who was named last month one of the TOP 5 Urological Surgeons in the USA by his peers, and has performed over 6000 RP's.. so I knew I had made the right decision on who and where after I decided on treatment. ( I got 5 opinions prior to surgery,Memorial Sloan Kettering,Cleveland Clinic,Mayo Clinic, M D Anderson, and Johns Hopkins). He says I may have some cancer tissue in my prostate bed, or bladder neck, or worse case scenario, lymph nodes. He is going to re-test the PSA in 10 days to rule out false PSA score. If accurate, He said maybe we talk about a shot of beam radiation. I ruled that out 10 years ago on re-assurance rates and the possibility of the side effects. I have never had one minute of urine leakage and no erectile problems after 4 months..other than I now take Viagra to feel 18 again. This doubling really worries me and radiation therapy worries me even more. Anyone out there with a similar case history that is very positive results?
I'm only 16 months out, and hope to be doing well in ten years - Welcome to HW.
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