• Psa up. Now what do we do

    Asked by lindi143 on Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Psa up. Now what do we do

    Hi the psa is up after a couple of years at close to 0. We have had chemo immunotherapy and are on xtandi and elongard. Not sure what the dr will recommend any thoughts on what we might do next. We are trying to do anything but chemo. Thanks in advance

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    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Sorry to hear this. The PSA is up from what to what? And, did the same lab - using the same protocol - do both tests?

      about 1 month ago
    • lindi143's Avatar
      lindi143

      It is up from 2 to 9 in 6 mos. no it is a different lab as the dr office used to do it but their machine broke. Not the most confidence inspiring thing but it is what it is

      about 1 month ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Hard to compare the two. I would hope that another test will be done in a reasonable amount of time - the same lab using the same protocol for reasons of accuracy. Although the increase seems rather startling, PC patients can Some patients have a relatively low PSA while others with very high PSA do not develop the cancer.

      Probably time for some cores to be taken - but that is doctor's call. No point in over-stressing until and unless the biopsy results reveal a malignancy. Even then, panic is not helpful. "If" it is a recurrence or a breakout, time to research the latest in drugs and drug combinations, as well as clinical trials.

      I have not had PC, but three other cancers. I am alive almost solely because of clinical trial participation - four and counting. If need be, find the available clinical trials here: www.clinicaltrials.gov/

      about 1 month ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Have you had Genomic sequencing done ?

      about 1 month ago
    • lindi143's Avatar
      lindi143

      Whitey61. Not yet that is in my
      List of things to ask the dr in a couple of weeks. How are you doing. I hope you are well. I’m glad to hear from you

      about 1 month ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar
      Whitey61

      Lindi143, yes I'm still doing well and in Remission 6 yrs now.. treatment to end after 50 infusions currently in December...Covid has stopped my speaking tour and in person advocacy work.

      about 1 month ago
    • lindi143's Avatar
      lindi143

      I’m glad to hear you doing good. We have been hit by Covid now dealing with that.

      about 1 month ago
    • lindi143's Avatar
      lindi143

      Whitey61. What infusions have you been on. I’m
      Not sure what they will do no. I would like to do immunotherapy again as it worked fir about 2 years. We are waiting to see dr but now since we have Covid. It will be put off I supposed

      about 1 month ago

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