Dec 02, 2011 - 10:54 pm
It has been quite a while since I posted on this site but had a question regarding my husband's PSA tests. Just a little background: My husband (82 years old) is going through his radiation treatments (44) and is half way through with no side effects so far. I just found out today that they are not going to check his PSA until 3 months after the radiation treatments end. Is this normal? I do not like the odds on waiting to see if the radiation actually worked or not since he is a Gleason 9 with T3 results.
It just doesn't seem normal to have to wait. The radiologist said after the treatments the radiation is still 'working' for another 3 months.
Should I ask to have a PSA test done earlier?