My story started at 14 July 2017 with a blood test at 65 of age for psa, no symptoms. A large PSA of 57 moved me to a biopsy and immediate use of hormones to lower testosterone levels after consultation. (ciprofloxacino, semestral injections). cancer rated as T3b. No enlarged prostate.
I underwent 30 days of external beam radiation for 30 days followed by external Bracytherapy 3 months later, 17 needles, non permanent seeds.. In parallel was hormone treatment and this reduced my PSA down to 15 prior to the bracytherapy.
My initial PSA was at 57 and dropped to 0.06 after bracytherapy. I was reduced to 6 monthly checkups and readings have been considered excellent. The cancer was contained within the prostate and slightly towards a seminal duct.
14 March 2017 44.87
14 July 2017 57.66
28 Jan 2019 0.06 after bracytherapy
19 Nov 2019 0.047
1 June 2020 0.065
11 Nov 2020 0.087
25 May 2021 0.857
I am now on no medication and wonder is this a typical PSA bounce ?
What should I expect.
Is this a case of my remaining prostate cells dying off and a last gasp.
I know my testosterone is back as I have hair growing on my body again in last 6 months.
My Oncologist has placed me back on a 3 month blood test to track. There are no symptoms (there never was) and urine flow etc is normal, no nighttime urination or blood in stools.
Post Edited (compaid) : 5/29/2021 2:27:03 AM (GMT-6)