Nov 07, 2012 - 9:38 am
1 - Last fall my prostate went from 4.3 (and I had a biopsy maby a year before) to 11.something in about 3 months.
2 - 2nd biopsy last fall was positive.
3 - Radical prostatectomy on 1/9/12
4 - First PSA one month after surgery was 0.0
5 - Next PSA 2 months later (I guess around mid april) was 0.2
6 - Doctor said don't get excited yet, lets keep checking. We have been checking something like every 6 weeks or so since then. the numbers have been approximately
That last PSA of 0.47 was back on October 24th or 25th. My doctor has scheduled me for another PSA in 2 months, Dec 21, 2012. Doc says that I still shouldn't get excited and that he doesn't normally recommend changing course until the post-op PSA reaches 1.0. In you guys experience, are these numbers alarming, because they are kind of alarming to me. i know PC is a slow actor, but with a PSA rise from basically 4 to basically 12 in a couple of months, does this appear to be kind of an active/aggressive strain I've got here? i have seen on this forum where other folks have had a PSA show up again 2 or 3 years after surgery, and mine is back in 2 or 3 months. Am I worrying too much over nothing.
Oh, left something out of the history. I lost a kidney to Renal cell Cancer a couple of years ago. My 6 month scan in october showed a spot on my remaining kidney. Doc says it's real small and that it could be a cist or a hyperdense somethingorother. he says it's too small to tell what it is and he wants to wait about 6 months and do some type of renal scan. if I had 2 kidneys and had never had cancer, I probably wouldn't think much of it, but given my history...... Could this spot be the source of my current PSA number or am I just being a big paranoid baby?
Sorry for the War & peace length post.