My husband just got his latest PSA today and it is up from 0.0. Still undetectable but now a cause for concern (0.07). My husband and I have had "issues" over food. I try to keep him on a healthy diet and he tries to sneak in all of the junk food that he can. I believe that you have to do all that you can to avoid a BCR, and that food matters.
My husband spoke to one of his clients today after he got his latest PSA score. This client is on hormone therapy for PCa. My husband just had his testosterone levels checked and the result was 475. He was told by the PA that these levels are high. My husband's client told him that his high testosterone was his problem, not his diet. Can a naturally high testosterone level fuel a relapse? My husband had EPE (but negative margins) so I have been on edge for the past 2 years since his surgery, waiting for his PSA to rise. I suspect that there may be some micro amounts of cancer somewhere - either in the area where the prostate was or elsewhere - and held in check by the immune system or else replicating. So I guess my question is - given his EPE - does anyone know if naturally high testosterone can be a cause of a rising PSA.
I am quite distraught by this latest turn of events. I am not a naturally optimistic person, and tend to worry a lot. I have not been able to move on psychologically because of a combination of worry about
a BCR and stress stemming from his anxiety over sexual issues caused by his surgery.
7/12 PSA 5.2
8/12 Biopsy, 7 out of 12 cores positive, 5% to 70%, 6 cores G6 and 1 core G7 (3+4)
Age 61, diagnosed and treated at age 59
RALP October 2012, Gleason 3+4, negative margins
Post Edited (bluebird123) : 12/19/2014 10:04:50 PM (GMT-7)