Oct 09, 2012 - 11:01 pm
I'm out 6 weeks from open prostatectomy, pre surgery PSA of 62 (several months before surgery, doubled from 32 from March to June), post surgery first PSA at 5 weeks of 64. The hospital has scheduled another bone and ct scan for this week, last ones 2.5 months ago were clear. Pathology of surgery remained Gleason 9, all margins clear, 4 of 35 lymph nodes showed positive.
I'm really concerned about the higher PSA after surgery. I don't see how it could be higher when what was expected to be the primary cancer source was removed. Has anyone heard of this before? I have my first oncology appt next Tuesday after the scans.
I guess I'm wondering if 5 weeks after surgery is enough time for a high PSA to dissipate?
I sure would appreciate any thoughts or encouragement.