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Ray L lives in North Carolina, USA. He was 71 when he was diagnosed in August, 2014. His initial PSA was 5.77 ng/ml, his Gleason Score was 7a, and he was staged Unknown. His choice of treatment was Surgery (Robotic Laparoscopic Prostatectomy). Here is his story.

Post surgery pathology showed one "hot spot" on edge of removed prostate.

PSA after 35 days post surgery was 0.13; Dec 29, 2014

PSA 38 days after the 0.13 was 0.15; Feb 5, 2015

Bone scan negative; Feb 17, 2015

PSA 145 days after the 0.13 was 0.19; May 22, 2015

Dr. wanted me to see radiation oncologist; I said I'll just get another PSA after 90 days.

Projected PSADT would be 10 months

Projected PSA time to 0.4 would be 21.5 months

Projected PSA time to 1.0 would be 5 years

I'm leaning toward waiting until PSA reaches at least 0.4 before considering radiation treatment. This would allow maximum recovery from side effects.

UPDATED

September 2015

PSA rose to 0.22 (persistent) at August 21, 2015

PSADT projected at 10.4 months

Still going to wait until PSA approaches 0.4 before considering further treatments.

UPDATED

December 2016

After prostatectomy 10/2014, PSA rose from 0.13 to 0.42 in 5/2016. Hormone shot in 6/2016 followed by 33 radiation treatments 8/2016 to 9/2016. Will get follow up PSA 12/19/2016.

Ray's e-mail address is: rlee48@nc.rr.com


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