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Kennykk
Kennykk Member Posts: 5

I am three years post surgery. PSA has been inching up...from zero after surgery to 2.6 and now within 12 months 8.1

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  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,668 Member
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    Wow

    Kenny

    welcome to the board. You may have been told already that your numbers may refer to recurrence. After surgery a PSA greater than 0.2 ng/ml is indicative of treatment failure. At 0.4 one is usually moved to a salvage depending on one's health status.

    Can you share more details about your initial diagnosis. What was your Gleason and PSA before surgery?

    Can you describe the contents of the pathologist's report post surgery (the pathological stage) ?

    Have you done any image exam or bone scan?

    Best wishes in your continuing journey.

    VG

     

     

  • Kennykk
    Kennykk Member Posts: 5
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    Wow

    Kenny

    welcome to the board. You may have been told already that your numbers may refer to recurrence. After surgery a PSA greater than 0.2 ng/ml is indicative of treatment failure. At 0.4 one is usually moved to a salvage depending on one's health status.

    Can you share more details about your initial diagnosis. What was your Gleason and PSA before surgery?

    Can you describe the contents of the pathologist's report post surgery (the pathological stage) ?

    Have you done any image exam or bone scan?

    Best wishes in your continuing journey.

    VG

     

     

    now what

    If I remember correctly, gleason was 4-3=7 psa was 9,8 before surgery....stage ll . Have an appointment with my UR this coming Tuesday....just trying to educate myself....feeling lost...

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,668 Member
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    Kennykk said:

    now what

    If I remember correctly, gleason was 4-3=7 psa was 9,8 before surgery....stage ll . Have an appointment with my UR this coming Tuesday....just trying to educate myself....feeling lost...

    Cheer up, you are not alone

    Salvage treatment after surgery failure ia usually radiation therapy (IMRT) that can be done in combination with hormonal treatment. Just google this:

    "Salvage radiotherapy for prostate cancer"

    I think you should read past threads and prepare a list of questions for your next appointment. It may be better if someone accompany you.

    Hope for the best and let us know what the doctor recommended. We will help you to understand facts.

    VG

  • Kennykk
    Kennykk Member Posts: 5
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    Cheer up, you are not alone

    Salvage treatment after surgery failure ia usually radiation therapy (IMRT) that can be done in combination with hormonal treatment. Just google this:

    "Salvage radiotherapy for prostate cancer"

    I think you should read past threads and prepare a list of questions for your next appointment. It may be better if someone accompany you.

    Hope for the best and let us know what the doctor recommended. We will help you to understand facts.

    VG

    articles

    Thank you for the suggestion. I did google the subject, great articles....learned a lot. Again. Thanks.

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,813 Member
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    Kennykk said:

    articles

    Thank you for the suggestion. I did google the subject, great articles....learned a lot. Again. Thanks.

    Article

    Kenny,

    This might be an article you have already read when you Googled. If not, it seems to be a good Summation .

    http://www.pcf.org/site/c.leJRIROrEpH/b.5839311/k.13F6/Radiation_Therapy_Following_Prostatectomy.htm