Jan 18, 2012 - 2:17 pm
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 09 and had surgery for it. My Gleason score was 9. They didn't get it all so in May of 10 I received radiation therapy along with hormone treatments. In Sept. of 10 I had an undetectable PSA which is what we all want. Now just 15 months later I have a PSA of .22. I have to wait until April for another PSA test and at that time they will make the determination that it is either cancer or something else. Anyone else have an experience like this? Doctor told us that if it is cancer they can only slow down the progression of the disease, a cure is not possible at this stage. What makes it worse is that I am a Vietnam vet who was exposed to Agent Orange, which according to the VA makes me 50% more likely to have a relapse and it will come back even more aggressive than the initial cancer. Would love to hear from other survivors about what their experience, and treatment,was after their cancer had returned. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.