It's been a while since I've been back here, so now's the time to come back with a question. I just got the report that my psa has risen to 0.2, definitely the highest since the removal of my prostate back in February of '07. I am supposed to go back and have another psa in a month, at the same lab, I'm sure to confirm the reading. Two questions:
(1) If my psa really is at .2, does that in itself indicate that the cancer has come back?
(2) If it is back, what would be some things they would do?
PC diagnosed 12-06 @ age 63
Radical open removal 2-14-07, Gleason 3+3=6
Post-Surgery psa -- .011
Removal of stricture 6-07, incontinence continues
01-15-08 psa -- .05
AUS, IPP implanted 07-16-08
AUS, IPP activated on 08-18-08. They both work!
10-20-08 went back to surgeon for a follow-up. Both devices work well.
10-20-08 psa -- .05
05-15-09 psa -- .07