At age 64 my PSA was 9.4 and my Gleason # was a 9. I had a good crop of Prostate Cancer. I had a radical prostatectomy on December 19, 2005, after which I had 40 treatments of external beam radiation. This was followed by 24 months of Lupron. After all of the above, I got six months of treatment-free life, but the cancer came back.
Now that I am looking back, the one thing I would change is that I would still have it removed but it would be by DaVinci (robotic procedure).
I am 70 now. My prostate cancer came back in 2007 with my PSA hitting 22.6 now on a new test trial at Johns Hopkins called TAK-700. I started Oct 2010 PSA at 17.6 with good results my PSA as of April 2011 is 3.71.
As of 6/28/2011 my PSA is 1.53.
Lots of ankle swelling plus a spike in blood pressure
Get next PSA in Sept.