Just got my 3.5 year PSA and comes in at 0.010. Had slight concern with the ultra sensitive test for my 3 year was 0.020.
I had a bad margin and was very concerned about
my decision to not radiate it based on its size. I insisted on 6 month PSA for I did not want any surprises now I think I can finally take the Doc's advice and just go to the annual.
This site and those special people that support it helped me so much during a very hard time. It is so wonderful to see it as strong as ever.
After reading the recent news about
Dr. Catalano and the PSA hub bub I can't encourage us all enough to keep up the fight for awareness and testing. It disturbs me to no end that bean counters seem to have their sites set on saving a buck at the expense of our fellow cancer brothers.
Currently 56, surgery at 54
Normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm.
PSA 6 week< 0.1, 4 month<.05, 6 month<0.01,9 month<0.01, 1 year <.008, 18 month .010, 2 year .010 undetectable
Watching PSA @ 6 months for (long time), will do SRT if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra, side effects are bothersome at times. Tried Levetra about the same as Viagra. Tried Cialis, think I will stay with the Viagra at 50-100 mg. Side effects worse at 100 mg.