I don't know why I have been undetectable for 4 years and then have had an increase to 0. I am trying to do some things like avoid meat and dairy, exercise and living health lifestyle. I've also spoken to pcuk specialist nurse on the helpline. While I think you should move deliberately on this, I don't think you need to rush into anything. They would like us to get the tests as suggested by our local doctor. Sometimes the lower limits of the testing lab varies. It would be useful to identify patients who would not benefit from radiotherapy to the prostate bed prior to making treatment recommendations.
We need to develop ways to determine who needs salvage therapy and when to give it. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. In these cases, a more aggressive secondary treatment plan may be advised. Typically treatments for recurring prostate cancer include radiation, hormone therapy, or a combination of the two. He was still at 0. Best of luck to you and your family as you sort the next steps out. This is obviously a worrying development, but as gardenman has said, it does not always mean that the cancer has recurred.
Apologies Alidee for bringing this up on your post ……… but I believe that everyone who has posted about their experiences on your post have done so in good faith and have described their own personal experiences and us users are mature enough to decide what is helpful and what is not. My next test in three months time will determine whether I have radiotherapy or not. I was just so scared when it jumped from the 0. Doctors are often able to offer a person a care plan to support them after a prostatectomy. How old is your husband? Wiegel T, Lohm G, Bottke D, et al. Usually, a rise by more than 2.
You should think carefully before disclosing any personal information in any public forum. My post surgery pathology was: Gleason 7 4+3 , margins clear, cancer on both sides of prostate. If your doctor does not have a colleague who handles his cases while on vacation, I would consider getting an opinion with another specialist. This plan may include information and advice on health, diet, screening tests, and expected side effects. Then he will make a decision to do further testing if it does not go down. Now Doctors recommend Radiation therapy. Using prostate cancer patients' data from different sources, the authors created a simulation model and found that at least 9.
The horror story known will not be diverged but went through several doctors who cared absolutely nothing about me but wanted high paying insurance. Prostate cancer is an inherently metastatic disease which means it will move to other parts of the body via the bloodstream or through the lymphatic system. Some have mild side effects, some have major. Salvage radiotherapy for post-prostatectomy biochemical recurrence does not always control the disease. When I get stressed I go to the gym and work out harder breaking a good sweat which really helps.
So you are saying wait until 2. . Retrieved from Treating prostate cancer that doesn't go away or comes back after treatment. I personally want to go back to Mayo and schedule the diagnostics there. I explained all this to the doctor. Other factor combinations could predict aggressive, metastatic disease, in which case hormonal treatment may be the best treatment.
The patients were treated between 2006 and 2014. If this was your family doctor who is making this recommendation, I would make arrangement to consult with a urologist immediately. I also think that he should be seeing the Urologist now instead of waiting for another six months. Radiation therapy is not suitable for everyone who has had a prostatectomy. Once one has had Salvage Radiation, that avenue of treatment is gone.
The current wisdom by Patrick Walsh the prostrate guru from John Hopkins is that if psa is allowed to rise above 1 that is not is not good for the future. Reliance on any information provided is solely at your own risk. His original doctor was so much more concerned about these things. The findings in the study discussed above are findings from one study. Once you get up to 2. Once again we must await further studies. Immediate postoperative radiotherapy could also be helpful — , since it is able to kill residual cancer cells as early as possible, thereby preventing metastatic seeding from the prostate bed during the time interval that elapses between surgery and salvage radiotherapy.
The prediction tools are not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment of any health condition or problem. I wish we still lived up north. The Content is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Call to mayo in 2009 told me not to worry until. All patients received 3-D conformal radiotherapy 35 fractions of 2 Gy.
It is just as possible that the next test will show a drop back down to the 0. Many reoccurrences are still manageable and a cure is possible with the right treatment plan. This will help you make a more educated decision about your future medical treatment. His cancer was all microscopic and was also in one seminal vesicle. In exploratory analyses, the highest risk was observed in patients with a Gleason score of 9 and perineural invasion 80%. Essentially, the oncologist said fuhgeddaboudit. I'm maybe being a little over anxious , I've just recently retired from my post of ot assistant working on the wards at a cancer centre.