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:
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