First Post-SRT PSA Today... Nervous

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Kark60
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   Posted 5/9/2011 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
This afternoon I am having blood drawn for my first post-SRT PSA. I'm really, really anxious about this because (I think) I know what is at stake. I know SRT is my last curative attempt. If the PSA does not turn-out well, I'm in to a "non-curative, keep it at-bay for as long as possible" mode, which has me concerned mainly because of my age, my wife, and young kids.

Maybe I'm over-thinking all of this and just suffering from PISS; however, this PSA seems to be a bigger deal than all the previous ones. I'm curious about how others have handled this time in their journey.

Any thoughts or insight is appreciated...
Diagnosed at 47 (currently 50). Pre-surgery PSA: 13.7 Pre-surgery Gleason: 4+3=7. CT Scan, Bone Scan, PET Scan: Clear. LRP 5/28/08. Left nerve bundle removed. POST-SURGERY: Gleason: 4+3=7; 10% of prostate all quadrants involved; EPE left base & apex; extensive PNI present. Bladder neck, lymphvasular space, seminal vesicles, 17 examined lymph nodes, and all surgical margins FREE of tumor. T3a. Four-week post-surgical PSA = 0.1; Seven-week = .01; 10/08 – 4/10 PSA= 0.0; 4/10=0.1; 5/10 & 8/10 = 0.1; 9/10=.15; Prostiscint = negative; 12/10=0.3. 12/15/10 began 70.2 grays SRT and finished 2/10/11.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 5/9/2011 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
We have our fingers crossed and wishing you good luck.

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/9/2011 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, and I understand exactly how your feel post SRT
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

James C.
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   Posted 5/9/2011 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Kark, stay steady, don't get ahead of yourself, you'll know the facts shortly. As you well know and can expect, first post SRT tests can fall anywhere , so the first one isn't usually the important one. It takes a few to really know your outcome, I am told.
James C., Age 64, Kingsport, E. TN
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4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 02/11-.08
ED-total-Bimix 30cc

Post Edited (James C.) : 5/9/2011 10:39:05 AM (GMT-6)


Fairwind
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   Posted 5/9/2011 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Kark, don't get TOO worried about it, it's only been 3 months since you finished SRT.. The 6 month and 9 month are more important...
Age 68.
PSA age 55: 3.5, DRE normal.
age 58: 4.5
61: 5.2
64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
67 4.5 DRE "normal"
68 7.0 3rd biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RALP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT. 2-15-'11 PSA 0.0

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/9/2011 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
kark, we all understand that post-srt anixety, for those of us on the other side. good luck for good results


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 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
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