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    Oh No (Cancer is back/Recurred ): It's been 3 years since my prostatectomy. Last PSA came in at 0.26. You probably know that 0.2 is the benchmark for when doctors see this a very likely recurrence. So my urological surgeon referred me to a radiation oncologist. Had initial consult with him to hear about all the probabilities whether it is in the pelvic area or not and so forth. For the moment we will see what the next PSA reading come in at and potentially do some testing to try and narrow down and determine what the next treatment steps should be.

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      Dx1

      Mine went from .14 to .3 in one year. Psa rest result 3 month later .33 now back for psa in April, to see what it will be then. No hurries no worries.

      10 months ago
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      Dx1

      This is 4 years after open radical prostatectomy

      10 months ago
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    It's hard to understand and know what to do. I felt emotionally devastated. I did research to get familiar with it and wrote up questions to ask the doctor. Take your time to digest what he says. I highly recommend second or third opinions from other doctors and for me, what the doctors could tell me was waaay better than anything I could find on the internet because cancer is always unique for each person that has it. I researched and found out what the best cancer treatment centers in my area were and wound up picking from one of them for the treatment.

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      Thank you so much for you help and support. It means so much to have someone else who has gone thru this.

      over 1 year ago
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