Fairwind - I wanted to avoid saying that and would like to think my PCP will return to being my main doctor, my cup is half full? I will probably go to Mayo “next time” so no need to make those decisions quite yet.
No ADT needed per my RO with adjuvant radiation (within 6 mos) and PSA < 0.10. His opinion was based on recent studies that showed no measurable benefit for my situation. I quizzed him about it a lot and he said if I really wanted to, he could add it but I guess I really did not want to if not helpful.
The RO handed me off to the URO team but was a bit surprised that the RALP surgeon would be following my case. I did have a bit of an unusual surgery (went in through my left side of abdomen to avoid a hernia mesh). I had been given uPSA script
back in November prior to being referred to ART sessions, so I used that one. RO recommended 3 months post last ART session.
Surgeon insists that I use LabCorp & there is one near my house. And they
open at 6A on weekdays. Always a bit of a line. Since I just had last uPSA end of June, I put it on my calendar to follow up this week for the script
for September's test.
No ADT for me either, I'll ask either the surgeon or the RO (follow up appt in Sept) about
it. Maybe because my path report was 3+4 (3)?
60 now, 59 DX, PSA = 16. 8/18 DiVinci RALP-left base bulge and 1 nerve removed - Post Op Surgical Path 3+4, tertiary 3, 10% grade 4, margin -, ECE+, 1 SVI+, bladder -, LN - (0/12), pT3b,N0; 1st post op PSA 11/18 <0.006; Decipher 0.7 (high); Adjunctive RT (IMRT) completed March 2019, 38 sessions; 68.4 GY. Next PSA - Mid-Jun 2019; <0.006 Labcorp