When will you be seeing Smith?
I am scheduled for Mayo 10/6-7.
I may ask Smith and see if I should go the PSMA route instead.
Hey Mel - I'll be seeing Dr. Smith on 9/26, soonest available.
I'm pretty much all calmed back down now, too. Though now, based on some conversations through this, I'm far more aware of all this recurrence stuff, metrics, scans, and on, and on. Things I've spent the last 3 years pretty aggressively attempting to put out of my mind. That stuff just seemed like pessimism that I didn't want to entertain!
Sigh. We'll see what another doc has to say. Meanwhile, I'm running out of links to chase on the subject, so I'm about
"funned out" with it. ;P
Bx: 6/12 pos, G9=5+4 (80%, 60%), 4+5 (2@100%, 80%, 10%), PNI+
cT3a (3TMRI: Bilateral EPE, NVB+, SV-, LN-)
Date PSA fPSA
9/12 4.1 15%
3/13 5.2 12% PCA3=31
IGRT by IMRT, 44 done 8/28/13: 50.4 Gy pelvic nodes, 79.2 Gy prostate
ADT2 3 yrs: Lupron/Casodex
Post: (age now 58)
<0.1 PSA (w/ADT2): 8/2013 - 5/2016.
0.2 PSA 8/2016