Nov 26, 2012 - 10:20 am
My husband's first post-op PSA was 3.8. From what I've read that seems VERY VERY VERY high after surgery.
His bone and ct scans will be repeated this Wednesday. But we can't get in to see the Uro until Dec. 7. He has already told hubby (over the phone) that he'll give him 'a hormone threapy shot' at that visit and we'll discuss other options then. I feel this is moving VERY slowly. I know- I'm impatient. I want to suggesst to hubby that he try to see a medical oncologist ASAP. He has only seen the URO so far.
His pre-surgry doubling rate was 2.14 months. But that was calculated with only 2 PSA readings, about 2 weeks apart (73.76 on 8-10 and 81 on 8-20) Even though the first scans were clear, I strongly suspect that he has micro-mets in his spine and possibly legs (due to pain there over the past few months). Though his Gleason was dropped from a 5+4+9 to a 4+5=9 in the path report, I know we are dealing with VERY aggressive beast.
Apart from radiation and HDT, does anyone know if Chemo or other options will even be a possiblity? I think I would be more comfortable with a more systemic approach than radiation. I just can't convince myself that it is confined to the prostate bed, or even to the pelvis.
I'd appreciate any suggesstions on what I should research. I like to approch things well armed with info.