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Re: My Pathology results

I came out of my Da Vinci prostatectomy with a pT3b. You will have to get your PSA checked every month or perhaps every 3 months. If your PSA starts to go up and then hits 0.2 then you should probably get salvage treatment which is 6 months of ADT and 66 Greys over 33 sessions of external beam radiation treatment. This is when the PSA test is a perfect indicator of the state of your prostate cancer and is the only thing that the surgeon will really pay attention to. He doesn't really care what is in the pathology report as that is "old news".

I decided to get the salvage treatment a year after my prostatectomy as my PSA was definitely going up and had got to 0.18 and was going up every test. I was hopeful that I wouldn't need any salvage treatment as it hit a nadir (lowest point) of 0.02 three months after the operation but it just started going up after that.

In the end the ADT/radiation salvage treatment was no problem compared to the prostatectomy. If you do need salvage just make sure to get exercising, try not to be overweight and watch your diet as it is almost impossible to not put on weight on the ADT. Almost nine years later I still have an undetectable PSA.

Re: My Pathology results - by Jon R. - Oct 12, 2017 8:01am
Re: My Pathology results - by Enock - Oct 12, 2017 12:05pm
Re: My Pathology results - by Frank - Oct 13, 2017 10:14am
Re: My Pathology results - by Enock - Oct 13, 2017 1:47pm