Sep 17, 2012 - 11:03 pm
Well, I just got my latest PSA score and it went up again to 2.12. Not good.
That's 3 increases in a row 1.55, 1.69 and 2.12 between March and Sept 2012, which is an indicator of treatment failure or cancer recurrence by at least one standard (1997 ASTRO). The lowest score I've ever gotten following treatment in Sept 2010 was 1.55 in March 2012, so that's apparently my nadir.
My RO at UCSF is now concerned enough to order an E-MRI to see what's going on in there.
Asked him if he would also order a MRSI for additional data based on the following article published by the Prostate Cancer MRI/MRSI Group at UCSF over 10 years ago, which used E-MRIs in their studies but also recommended the use of MRSIs for additional precision. See: http://www.prostate-cancer.org/pcricms/node/169
Will let you all know what the RO decides and what the scan(s) reveal, if anything.
Wish me luck but my "gut" tells me that all of the cancer was never killed w/the CK treatment in Sept 2010 (which I've suspected for some time) and that some form of follow-up treatment will be required.
We'll see . . .