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Scared all over again

mrssherri
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2017

Hello All,

My husband has the following information:

June 2011  Robotic prostatectomy  Prior PSA 7.51, Gleason 7 (3+4)

Sept 2011 PSA 0.46 then retested at 0.28

Started imrt SRT in November 2011

April 2012 PSA 0.31

Oct 2012 PSA 0.11

May 2013 PSA 0.06

Nov 2013 PSA 0.058

Sept 2014 PSA 0.035

Sept 2015 PSA 0.030

Oct 2016 PSA <0.019

Oct 2017 PSA 0.156

Boom. Way up after what we were praying was a cure. We are going to have the test repeated to make sure it has really risne that high. He is his usual calm, and I am falling apart. Any advice, opinions welcome. Thank you All

Clevelandguy
Posts: 462
Joined: Jun 2015

Hi,

Sounds like is PSA is bouncing around in what you have noted here.  I think another PSA test would be good to see if there is a gradual increase.  Might want to also schedule an MRI if the PSA continues to rise over the next few months see if there is any additonal cancer growth.  Got to find it before you can cure it.

 

Dave 3+4

mrssherri
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2017

Thank you for your reply. I am definitely going to push for as much investigation as possible. 

GeorgeG
Posts: 127
Joined: May 2017

Retesting is a good idea. The classic level to declare biochemical failure is above 0.2 At that point there are a number of opinions on the best course of action so if you are faced with that situation please get to the most competent doctors and facility that you have acces to and make sure that one of them is a very good Medical Oncologist specializing in PC. PC is generally slow growing, there are many options left with new data and new options in the works.  

George

 

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Old-timer
Posts: 196
Joined: Apr 2011

As a 26-year prostate cacer surviver, as you can imagine, I have experienced a few scares. But I am still here and doing well at age 91. I think you and others may find my PSA history interesrting. Feel free to ask qestions. Best of good luck to you. You will be OK.

From Old-timer (Jerry)

Record of Old-timer’s PSA Readings

 1991:4.0 (May)

1991: (July) biopsy disclosed prostate cancer. (Gleason 3+4=7) 

(1991: (September) radical prostatectomy

1991: .0 (October)

1992:  .0

1993: .0

1994: .0

1995: .0

1996: .0

1997: .0

1998: .0

1999: .0

2000:  .0

2001: .1

2002: .2

2003: .12

2004: .3 (01-29)

2004: .49 (06-04)

2004: .62 (10-01)

2004: .98 (12-31)

(2005: Jan. 28-Mar. 16: 36 sessions of radiation therapy)

2005 1.16 (04-27)

2005 1.42 (06-29)

2005  1.61 (09-09)

2005  1.90 (12-12)

2006  2.9 (03/21)

2006   3.1 (06/14)

2007  7.3 (01/09)

2007  7.9 (04/23)

2007  12.3 (07/12)

2007  11.2 (9/18)

2007  9.4 (12/05)

2008  16.4 (02/24)

2008  20.4 (06/13)

(2008, 06/13, Began hormone therapy–orchiectomy.)

2008  <0.1 (07/08)

2008  <0.1 (10/08)

2009  <0.1 (03/24)

2010  <0.1

2011  <0.1

2012  <0.1

2013  <0.1

2014  <0.1

2015  <0.1

2016    0.1

2017    0.3

 

ramaka
Posts: 55
Joined: Mar 2017

Hi Jerry:

Thanak you so much for the detailed timeline. My dad had a RP recently at the age of 72 and this was lingering in my mind of what if the PSA values go up post op a fe years down the line. It definitely is a very positive one and wish you many more years of healthy life ahead!!!

Butch1969
Posts: 25
Joined: Jan 2016

No worries.  Tomorrow is always a new day. And medical  science is quite amazing regarding prostate cancer.

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