First PSA number after IMRT/IGRT

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6thCC
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   Posted 4/11/2011 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys,
 
I'm a new member but have been almost addicted to this site since I was diagnosed at age 64 last August.  I had my first 3 month PSA reading after completing 43 IMRT/IGRT sessions as the primary treatment.  My PSA went from 3.8 to 1.7.  I'm wondering if the 1.7 is still high since I've seen other guys with much lower readings after going through radiation treatment.  I would greatly appreciate any comments. My background is as follows:
 
PSA Readings:
1.4 in 2004
No readings from 2005 through 2008 (not very bright of me)
2.9 in 2009
3.6 in 2010 (May)
3.8 in 2010 (July after one week on Cipro)
Biopsy revealed 2 of 12 samples positive Gleason 3+4 (5% of core sample and Gleason 3+3 (40% of core sample); confirmed with a second opinion from Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY.
No PNI, margins clear, DRE always normal other than "slightly enlarged"
PSA after the last IMRT/IGRT was 1.7 down from 3.8

jetguy
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   Posted 4/12/2011 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
As Bugs Bunny would say, "Unlax".  I think that you are good to go.
 
My dos cents.
 
Regards,
 
Bill

jetguy
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   Posted 4/11/2011 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Hmmm.  Guess I don't have a signature. Oh well, I've had some interesting times.

I did  43 of same four years ago.  Getting my 4 year psa Wednesday.  Not worried at all. 

Your numbers are similar to mine at the same time.

Keep Your Mach Up,

Bill


Ralph Alfalfa
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   Posted 4/11/2011 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
At 3, 6, and 9 mos. post radiation mine went from .2 before radiation, to .1. At 12 mos. it was<.1, so it's showing a trend downward. If it stays there or goes even lower, then I'm OK with that.

Bob
AGE:58

Dx: October,27, 2008(the day after my birthday)
Psa 14.5,Gleason (4+3), all scans negative. Biopsy, 4 of 12 positive. DaVinci, 1/19/09. Confined to prostate? No lymph node involvement, all margins clear. 8 wk. Psa<.01,6mon .1,9 mon. .2. Began IGRT 10/09, finished.12/09. Since then,.1.12/22/10. <0.10, trending down. See you in one year, Doc.

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/11/2011 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the board,

Your reading sounds in line for someone that had radiation as a primary treatment.

Bob - your radiation was SRT,like mine, so a post secondary treatment would show much lower, as you have no prostate

david in sc
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,

Julietinthewoods
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   Posted 4/11/2011 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Peregrine,

My husband, Carter, completed 45 sessions of IMRT as a primary treatment. I think we are definitely in the minority here, so I read your post with interest. Carter has just had his first post radiation treatment blood draw as well, and we are now waiting to learn the results. We don't have a good handle on what to expect yet.

I will post his results when I learn them, and I hope we both get lots of feedback.

Juliet

Purgatory
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   Posted 4/11/2011 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Juliet: good luck to your husband as you wait for his results.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,

Julietinthewoods
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Total Posts : 309
   Posted 4/11/2011 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, David. I think we are both a little nervous, but one of us is hiding it well. :)

Juliet
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