After the initial shock of being told I had cancer, I spent several weeks learning as much as I could from Don Cooley's website [regrettably Don has now closed his site] and library books. A second biopsy showed a Gleason Score of 3+4=7 so I chose radiation as treatment.
PSA in May/03 was 8.5
Treatment finished Oct/03
PSA in Oct/04 2.5
PSA Apr/06 0.93
PSA Apr/07 1.8
PSA Aug/07 1.3
Only side effects are minor blood in stool and some fatigue. Colonoscopy showed slight redness of colon near prostate. No polyps.
No change, still monitoring PSA which is now at 1.13 ng/ml.
Continue to monitor PSA annually [Sam says it is still at 1.13 ng/ml], side effects minimal.
Another good year. PSA July 20,2009 was 0.96 No significant side effects.
Current PSA 1.3 Side effects are still minimal.
Current PSA 0.89 No change, still enjoying good health.
I am feeling very well and enjoy my life.
Have not updated PSA this year. Will do so next physical exam in 2014.
Still feeling fairly good.
Still feel very good about life.
Doctor says no more PSA tests unless needed. Feeling fine except for arthritis in hips. Gave up golf. Game was getting lousy anyway.
Am feeling fine except for arthritis in hips and back. Life is good.
Still feeling ok. Checked PSA in November was 4.0, rechecked in January was 6.0. Doctor recommended ADT.
Sam's e-mail address is: samarcy AT rogers.com (replace "AT" with "@")