• I would like to hear from anyone who has had treatment for prostate cancer regarding what treatment and why at what PSA

    Asked by searcher on Monday, February 13, 2012

    I would like to hear from anyone who has had treatment for prostate cancer regarding what treatment and why at what PSA

    Using PSA to decide when to treat Prostate Cancer.

    8 Answers from the Community

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    • Indyeastside's Avatar

      Definitely a doctor question. Depends on many things. Gleason score, type of cancer, stage of cancer, etc. My initial PSA as 80+ when discovered. So its matastisized. Levels said too late for surgery-but took my doctors advice and went for surgery and it was effective. Then had a level of under 1.0-then had the chemo and CAB sessions.

      Now under .008. So do not think there is a hard line rule-but must consider all aspects of the person affected. I recommend you let your care provider advise you on this one.

      over 9 years ago
    • WizardOfWesley's Avatar

      Have to agree with Indy way to many variables..to base ur decision on. My PSA was 1.6 I had RP in May 2011..all good ..for three months ..Then PSA started to climb radiation as back up sadly there is NO Right answer

      over 9 years ago
    • mgm48's Avatar

      I had PSA of about 6 or so and the biopsy came back positive with a 6-7 Gleason so had surgery. Found it very easy - check out my other notes - kept it at bay for 5 years. now I'm dealing with my bones and that's harder to do. So if you're early I'd consider listening very carefully to the Docs - they tell me no two are exactly alike.

      over 9 years ago
    • tspoon's Avatar

      Score was 1913, gleason 9, stage 4 with lung involvement. HT started 3/11, psa has been less than 1. This month 2.2, what we expected based on initial diagnosis. But, seriously, we hoped it would last longer this reprieve.

      over 9 years ago
    • dennis' Avatar

      My PSA was at 10 with a gleason score of 7. After checking all of the options available and interviewing many doctors. I chose Divinci Radical Prostactomy. I feel that I made the right decision. That was 7 years ago, this year my PSA began to rise so I have just finished up a clinical trial of Hormone therapy and Radiation to the location of where the prostrate used to be. I also enrolled in a Wellness program where they teach you good nutrition and exercises to minimize the side effects. This has been great. I don't know whether or not it worked yet. But the important thing here is to know all of the options available and then choose the one you are feel comfortable with. Also, I think it is important to find a doctor who you can work with, who will communicate with you, and is skilled in what he does.

      Good Luck

      over 9 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Not me, but my father had prostate cancer for 12 years before it advanced. He only received hormone treatments. His psa was over 100 at one time, I can't say what it was when he started. It was over 13 years ago.
      good luck with your treatments, I hope they go well for you!

      over 9 years ago
    • n2jhawks' Avatar

      My PSA went from 2 to 13 in 2 years ( I am 54). I tried antibiotics for 3 weeks and the PSA climbed to 15. I opted for surgery in November, and it was a good thing as my prostate had cancer in every area, with average gleasons of 7. It hadnt yet spread to the lymph nodes.

      over 9 years ago
    • jDay's Avatar

      It's not just the level of psa, but how fast it increases in a short time. My psa was under 6, but biopsy revealed 5 positive cores and Gleason score of 7 and 8 in two samples. Had robotic surgery on 3/5/13 and feel great today. psa non-detectable, wearing 1 or 2 pads per day and waiting for DE to improve.

      almost 8 years ago

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