Artist Mark said...
See my signature. It has always concerned me how they are going to tell if I have BCR. My MO at University of Washington says that I should start to be concerned if my PSA reaches 1.0 instead of the standard 2.0. We will start scans at that time as he feels I may have low PSA producing high grade PC.
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Thanks Mark! Those PSA values are absolutely amazing, given the 'aggressive' nature of the biopsy results. They serve to further reinforce the confusion about
the relationship (if any) of PSA to biopsy/Gleason, and of course, we have the exact opposite phenomenon out there as well, whereby some folks have no reported cancer whatsoever (negative biopsies, BPH, etc.), with PSA values that are off the charts. I wish I was smart enough to make any sense of it, but alas, I am not. However, my interest in this is definitely going to continue - its just something that doesn't quite make sense to me.
Age at Dx: 65
Current Age: 66
Diagnosis (01/18): High-Risk PCa
PSA (04/17): 15 ng/dL
DRE (3x): Nothing found
Biopsy (01/18): 6/12 cores '+' (5-65%)
GS-9 (Initial): 4+5=9, GS-8 (2nd Opinion): 4+4=8
PSA (03/18) post-biopsy: 40 ng/dL
CT, Bone & PET Scans: Normal
3T-MRI: 1" diameter nodule (no lymph or seminal vesicle involvement)
PSA (06/18): 67 ng/dL
Tumor Stage: T3a/T3b?
ADT/HT: Casodex (06/18)
Post Edited (Balladeer) : 6/19/2018 12:42:43 PM (GMT-6)