First PSA After IMRT

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ProfWagstaff
ProfWagstaff Member Posts: 103 Member
I finished IMRT on April 1. I had lab work that we scheduled before my recurrence and IMRT treatments. Lab work order contained a PSA among other tests. I have been told that the figure will be (even more) unreliable for a year or more as it will bounce around after radiation. That being said, the PSA came back at 0.04. If I'm going to discount a PSA score, I'd much rather discount one this low than one that may have been higher.

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  • mrspjd
    mrspjd Member Posts: 694 Member
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    Congrats!
    Prof,

    That's wonderful news no matter what! Thanks for the update. Wishing you continued success and good results.

    mrs pjd
  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,677 Member
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    mrspjd said:

    Congrats!
    Prof,

    That's wonderful news no matter what! Thanks for the update. Wishing you continued success and good results.

    mrs pjd

    Surely you can expect a
    Surely you can expect a lower result. Hope for the best.
    VG
  • Brad1
    Brad1 Member Posts: 4
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    your lucky
    PSA 5.8 Gleason 4+3=7 43 IMRT treatments. My PSA came back at .95 The doctor said I was right on track, not good or bad. After your post, I am not feeling lucky.
  • ProfWagstaff
    ProfWagstaff Member Posts: 103 Member
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    Brad1 said:

    your lucky
    PSA 5.8 Gleason 4+3=7 43 IMRT treatments. My PSA came back at .95 The doctor said I was right on track, not good or bad. After your post, I am not feeling lucky.

    Brad, if this will make you
    Brad, if this will make you feel better, my PSA before IMRT was 0.17. I was getting salvage radiation as a follow-up to DaVinci 18 months ago. PSA before DaVinci was 20.4 so don't get too worried about your .95. Your doctor knows your case better than I do, but your case appears to be very differnt from mine. If your doctor is not too concerned, you can take your cue from him.
  • pappajohn
    pappajohn Member Posts: 5
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    Brad, if this will make you
    Brad, if this will make you feel better, my PSA before IMRT was 0.17. I was getting salvage radiation as a follow-up to DaVinci 18 months ago. PSA before DaVinci was 20.4 so don't get too worried about your .95. Your doctor knows your case better than I do, but your case appears to be very differnt from mine. If your doctor is not too concerned, you can take your cue from him.

    post Davinci
    I wish you the best and keep on plugging.
    What was the result regarding incontenence?
    John
  • ProfWagstaff
    ProfWagstaff Member Posts: 103 Member
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    pappajohn said:

    post Davinci
    I wish you the best and keep on plugging.
    What was the result regarding incontenence?
    John

    Had no incontinence from the
    Had no incontinence from the IMRT.
    From the initial DaVinci, it took me about three months to discard the pads for good.