• Biochemical relapse

    Asked by Indyeastside on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Biochemical relapse

    Hit my forth positive Psa test went from .008 to .0268 in six months. Curious if any one else relapsed and course of action? Think I will go back on hormone therapy. See doc tomorrow. Did get two years free last go around.

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    • boomerchop's Avatar
      boomerchop

      Pre-surgery PSA was 3.34. Surgery in Feb 2012. PSA was erratic after that but finally went to 0.05 in Aug 2012 and 0.04 in Nov 2012. However, was back up to 0.19/0.2 in Feb/Mar 2013. I was then sent for a course of external beam radiation that ended in June 2013. PSA is now trending back down, 0.22, 0.19, 0.15. I'm just waiting to see the lowest it drops to. Hope that helps.

      about 7 years ago
    • Indyeastside's Avatar
      Indyeastside

      Thanks. Pre surgery PSA was 90. Had surgery, threes years of CAB. Can't locate the cancer so radiation is out for now. But thanks for your insight Boomerchop. See Doc today.

      about 7 years ago
    • Ross' Avatar
      Ross

      Fellow Hoosier, will be interested in what action, if any, you follow. I have been at a constant >0.08 for past 2+ years and went off hormones. Next PSA will be July. The thought of recurrence is on our minds after treatments. Best wishes going forward. A survivor, Ross

      about 7 years ago
    • Indyeastside's Avatar
      Indyeastside

      After talking with Doctor. Hold on any life altering chemo. Started Casodex for a week and will go back to hormone therapy (Lupron) starting next week. Just completed Bone scan, ct scan of abdomen and seem ok. Cancer is still hiding. Goal will be to slow it down again. He mentioned a couple of other drugs that are out now that we can go to next if cancer figures out a way around hormones.

      about 7 years ago

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