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What is a “PSA bounce?”
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After prostatectomy, Hubby PSA was .1 then at 3 months .2. 40 sessions of radiation and was 1.6 urologist did a retest after 1 month then 1.3. Is this a bounce or need further treatment? Should we wait a little longer
My husband had radical prostatectomy followed by radiation. After radiation the PSA level dropped off eventually to 0 for 2 months. Thereafter it began creeping up: 0.017, 0.02, 0.04, 0.07, 0.13, 0.22, 0.35, 0.56, 1.0, 1.57 and last month’s reading was 2.29. I am concerned with the exponential rise. Could the cancer be coming back?
7 weeks after RP my first PSA reading was 13. two weeks later it was 26. Prior to surgery PSA was 48 and had been on a 8 year steady incline with a doubling time of 260 days at the time of surgery (4/17). That was a shocking increase when I was expecting a decrease to zero.
A bone scan before surgery was negative. One two months after surgery was positive.
Anyone out there heard of this before?
– Art Busse
I am 74 years old and had the DaVinci procedure done 7 years ago. My PSA initially went to zero after about four years it reappeared at .01. The next year it was .2 and then 2.1the following.
This past year I had a CT scan and a Bone scan both were negative but my PSA continued to rise to 4.2. I also had a Choline scan done at the Mayo Clinic. This scan showed cancer in the nodes just outside the prostrate bed on both sides.
I then underwent 28 radiation treatments directed at the highlighted areas. My last treatment was completed this past July 14th. My PSA when I started treatment was 4.2. At my first 90 day test it was 3.9. I just had my 180 day test and it is 5.9. I am very confused about these results. Don’t understand why it would be going up..
I am 63 yrs. old . I have had 2 seed implant treatments first one was 88 seeds gleason was 3+4 psa 7.1 second treatment was 34 seeds psa went from 2.8 to 7.3 after that treatment psa was 2.8 now a 6 month follow up blood test psa is 7.1 is this a bounce? What can I do. I am seeing the urologist on 7/29/16
Had RP in 2010 and it failed. Started salvage EBRT in December 2012, completed in march 2013. PSA dropped to 0.1 September 2013,0.1 in march 2014. In October 2014 rose to 0.2.
Does this mean the cancer has returned ?
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