Here goes, - Jan. 2010 had turp done because of rising psa and 4 negative biospy..psa was 13..found cancer in core of prostate..decided on surgery ..but put off till July 2010 because of work. -July 2010 had surgery removed prostate..after surgery ..still psa of .64 doctor suggested radition.. -Sept. 2010 had 36 days of radition..found out in Nov.still had a psa of .34.. -Nov.2010 started 6 months of horomone therpery.. - April 2011 psa went done to .03..very happy.. -have been going to get psa checked every 6 months. - Nov. 2011 psa slightly elevated to .05 - April 2012 psa is now .08..
My guestion is are these reading's really anything to be worried about..my doctor wants me to go back on hormones but I really do not want to ..he say's I must have cancer cells floating around..I am only 52 years old..View Thread
Just wondering if anyone had their prostate taken out and had radiation treatment for prostate cancer develope adhesions after ..If so what if any treatment did you have...I have severe pain..Any advice ...View Thread
My boyfriend had prostate cancer 2 years ago..he had the prostate taking out..clear margins, nothing in nodes gleason of 5..after prostate was taken out his p.s.a was still .34 then in 3 months it went to .64..his doctor put him on zoladex for 6 months and another hormonane pill.along with radation treatment..after this treatment p.s.a. went to .02..we were very happy.. now a year later it has started to rise again it is now.09..his doctor cannot unstand why his p.s.a . is rising again ..we read the pathoghy report and there is nothing in the report that state's a reason for his p.s.a to rise.Even the cancer doctor can't understand why it is rising ..unless there is a few cells floating around..I now his.p.s.a. is only .09 but if it continue's to rise is there anything we should be doing or looking into..any advice would be helpful..What other option's would he have if his p.s.a continue's to rise..he has done all the treatments..has taken CAT Scan's blood test , x-rays everything comes back negative..
At this time he is beening treated by his Urologist..the same one who did the surgery..He goes back in April to check his p.s.a levels..and I guess depending on what they are if we go back to the Oncolgist..Ony reason I worry is all the males on his father's side had prostate cancer ..Grandfather died from it ..His father and 2 uncle had it..so when he got told he had PC it wasn't a complete shock..but he didnt think he would get it that young..His uncle's and father are fine..so I should think more postive..And when he had the surgery he had every rare side effect you could think of ..that took a mental toll on him..He is fine now no side effects from the surgery or horomones...but it was tough..
Thanks Fairwind for your reply, at the time of surgey gleason score was 6.. <3 3>..p.s.a. was 14.3.I have the pathology report and it state's he was stage pT2c..If there is something you would like to know that would be on pathology let me know..he was on casodex 50mg for 2months then started radation treatment after that..LHRH zoladex 10.8mg for 6 months.. he didnt mind beening on the casodex.. the zoladex different story..It is frustating.. he feels so well..is .09 really high for him after all the treatments he has had?
This maybe long..sorry ..need help..My boyfriend had prostate cancer 2 years ago..took the prostate out.. counts went up so had to do radiation treatment..now he has abdominal adhesions ..had 5 attacks in 2 months..serve abdominal pain..they have to put him on morphine to ease the pain..they do abdominal x-rays everytime he has a attack to may sure there is no obstruction..blood work fine..except for the serve pain which can last up to 10 hours..The doctor at the hostipal is sending him to a surgeon to see what they can do..because he said that 5 attacks in such a short time period is to much...we hear that more surgey could make it worse...Any advice..he has gone through so much in the last couple of years...and he is only 52...we cancelled our vacation because we never know when he will have a attack..has anyone esle had thisany tests we should know about or guestions to ask would greatfully to know..