There’s only so much we can control. I did all the right things. I had a PCP who was very diligent and started annual psa’s When I turned 50, and it was .7. Two years later it was 1.3 and he referred me to a Urologist who monitored at 6 month intervals. Had a biopsy at age 62 when PSA was 2.3, it was (false) negative. 2 years later it jumped from 3.1 to 4.3, and a biopsy found g(3+4). 8 weeks later, after doing my due dill, I had surgery.
I was all over it. Did all the right things. Classic case. Yet here I am, in week 5 of SRT.
I’m still doing the right thing, hitting it early, with ADT. Following the most recent science and “hiring” the best Dr’s.
But there’s only so much we can control
That’s not to place less value on p34’s story, and it’s a great lesson. Acting early and questioning the obvious is important, and tilts the odds in our favor. Not doing so leads to the opposite. So again, thanks for posting p34
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /drive.google.com/file/d/1ltbG8x-iyH3k9pEltudhXt9u1krRwJSH/view?usp=sharing