First two years was every 6 months, now at one year intervals, but they include what I previously mentioned plus Ct scanning. The last couple of times I had them eliminate the Ct scans due to cost.
The blood test has over 20 items, that with an office visit and probe
is upwards of $600
So a measly little PSA test is standard follow up protocol at this point?
Last time there I met a guy who was treated 18 years ago, still coming in for his annual check up
56 yrs old @Dx, on 11/12 Staged T3A
PSA-2007-2.7, 2011-5, 2012-5.6 up to 5.9. 1st 12 core biopsy-8 of 12 cores positive, both lobes W/Tumors in Apex,PNI,extra capsular ext. Gleason 3/3 & 4/3, 2nd opinion Oppenheimer labs, to 3/4. Range 5-40% in core involvement.
Started short term HT 1/5/2013, Dart 1/31- 30 sessions. Brachy 5/08/13, Boost radiation 8/2
After treatment has remained steady @ .1