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Kennykk
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ive had prostate surgery.  3 years later elevated PSA 14. Had 8 weeks external beam radiation nowone year later PSa jumped from .01 to 2.1

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VascodaGama
Posts: 2938
Joined: Nov 2010

Without prostate in place the PSA should be zero. Sometimes we read about errors in the laboratory reports. You can check reapeating the test at a reliable laboratory and if confirmed then you should look for hormonal therapy (HT).

Can you share your story and diagnosis? What was the Gleason score? Have you symptoms? What about image exams?

I am on HT since 2010. I also had failed RP and SRT. HT has provided me with a certain control on the advancement of the bandit. You can read my story in these links;

http://csn.cancer.org/node/236528

http://csn.cancer.org/node/290854

Best wishes,

VG

Kennykk
Posts: 5
Joined: Mar 2015

2011 Gleason was 7,  had surgery.  went on HT for one year.  Couldn't handle side effects.  PSA began creeping up from .o1 to 14. in spring of 2015.  Had MRI, found tumor on bladder where prostate used to be...had eight weeks of radiation.  four months post radiation, PSA .01.....May of 2016  PSA .02,  September 2016 PSA 2.1  Scheduled for next PSA test next month in December.  

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VascodaGama
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Joined: Nov 2010

Recurrence seems evident already. The sequential therapy is HT or chemo. HT has lots of weapons to fight the cancer and these manage long periods of control in intermitent administration. You can also trying to locate the hidden cancer spots which could be optimous for oligometastatic treatment (spot radiation).

You should find a medical oncologist for advice and to follow your case, of the "grade" of Dr. Myers. He can provide you the details for the oligo therapy too. Please read this;

http://www.prostatepedia.net/blogs/ask-dr-myers/95344006-oligometastatic-prostate-cancer

Can you provide the link of your 2015 thread in this forum?

Best wishes,

VG

Old Salt
Posts: 720
Joined: Aug 2014

What Vasco wrote.

I would start hormone therapy and get another PSA test to see if the 2.1 result is 'real'.  But please have a medical oncologist go over your case right away.

PS: Is the prior tumor on the bladder the cause?

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