when is first post-SRT PSA

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compiler
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   Posted 5/4/2011 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
For those who had SRT:
 
Just curious how long after SRT you had your first PSA.
 
My RO now says 8 weeks. Earlier, he said 10-12 weeks, but maybe he misunderstood my question and figured from the time I asked him.
 
Mel (trying to think beyond SRT; 7 more to go)
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (PSAf: 24%), PCA3 =75 .Biopsy 11/30/09. Gleason 4+3. Age: 64. Surgery: Dr. Menon @Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. Pathology Report: G 4+3. Nodes: Clear. PNI: yes. SVI: No. EPE: yes. Pos. Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. 100% continent by 3/10. ED- yes.. PSA on 3/10/10-: 0.01. PSA on 6/21/10--0.02. 9/21/10--0.06; 1/4/11-0.13,3/1/11--0.27. Now doing SRT

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/4/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My uro did my first post-SRT 3 months after treatment ended. The RO was ok with that decision. 7 to go, before you know it, you will be counting down on one hand. Hope it was another uneventful for you.

David
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 margin
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, 4/11 3.81
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

compiler
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   Posted 5/4/2011 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
David:
 
I posted that update on my SRT thread.
 
Mel

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   Posted 5/4/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
My real post-RT PSA was scheduled for 8 weeks out, but I had an earlier app't with the uro, so it was actually done about 4 weeks out. Both were undetectable (different labs, one ultra-sensitive, the other standard 0.x).

SubicSquid
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   Posted 5/4/2011 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My first was at three months and will be every three months for two years.  Doc said after first year I could drop it to every 6 months, but he prefers every 3. Squid.

zufus
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   Posted 5/4/2011 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel- Crittenton Hospital (Rochester, Mi.)- $15 M-F, Sat till noon (hint-hint)

compiler
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   Posted 5/4/2011 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Zufus:
 
I'm in no rush to get my PSA (hint...hint)
 
Mel

Carlos
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   Posted 5/4/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Mel, my uro scheduled a PSA at 6 wks (PSA 0.16) and my RO scheduled for 3 months (PSA 0.07) both with same lab.  Based on my results I would say the RO had a better time frame.
 
Carlos
Dx 2/2008, at age 71, PSA 9.1, G8, T1c
daVinci surgery 5/2008, G8(5+3), pT2c
BCR 2 1/2 yrs after surgery
IMRT, 68.4 Gy, 12/2010 - 2/2011
PSA 0.07 three months after IMRT

Galileo
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   Posted 5/4/2011 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
3 months was my first post-SRT PSA, and continued at 3 month intervals for a while. I'm now getting checked every 6 months.
Galileo

Dx Feb 2006, PSA 9 @age 43
RRP Apr 2006 - Gleason 3+4, T2c, NX MX, pos margins
PSA 5/06 <0.1, 8/06 0.2, 12/06 0.6, 1/07 0.7.
Salvage radiation (IMRT) Jan-Mar 2007
PSA 9/2007 and thereafter <0.1
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Skate
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   Posted 5/4/2011 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Mel:

Looking back I see that I finished SRT and had my first consult 6 weeks later with my Rad. Onc. My first PSA was done 3 months after SRT was completed. My PSA was 0.18 prior to RT and my first post RT PSA was .14 and about eight months later it began doubling rapidly to 3.44 when I began HT last November shortly after. Never a dull moment!

Jack  

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