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Re: PSA spike after radiation

Hi Joe,

Thanks for the feedback.

I got the PSA result yesterday morning (Saturday), so I haven't talked to anyone about it yet. I have an appt with my radiation oncologist a week from Tuesday, so we'll see what he says.

Yes, a 300% increase seems suspicious to me and not (from what I know) reflective of a typical PSA "spike." I too am wondering if I have some type of mild infection going on. After my final radiation treatment in October, I had a bout of radiation proctitis. Since that time, I have had occaisonal pain/pressure in the rectum area, which feels very similar to the proctitis I had in October, so I wonder if that or an infection may have caused such a dramatic bounce? I don't know. I'll let you know what I find out in about a week.

Thanks again for responding.

Re: PSA spike after radiation

Hi Steve

I think we communicated on the Cyberknife site during your treatments. I was starting my treatments in december. Pre treatments PSA 5.7, 3 mo. 2.4 , now just got 6 mo. at 1.7. So your 9 mo test is 300 % higher. Please let us know as soon as you can and hope you get some clarity from your Dr.


Re: PSA spike after radiation

Hi John,

Glad you're getting some good PSA numbers there. Keep it up!

I saw my RO earlier this week. He thinks my spike is either a PSA "bounce" or perhaps there's still cancer there. We're going to check the PSA again in a few months and go from there. If it's high again, we may do some image scans.

I spoke with another RO who is an acquaintance, he thinks it's simply a spike and will go back down, but we'll see.

Wish me luck!



Re: PSA spike after radiation

The best of luck to you..

Re: PSA spike after radiation

Thanks, John!