Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
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On Apr 12, 2005 12:00 AM Craiginfla wrote: I'm in a similar situation. Was diagnosed at 45. Treated at 46. Gleason 7, PSA 9.4. Recently, my PSA started rising 24 months after I125 seed implants and 7 weeks of CBRT. PSA went down to 1.6. PSA is now 6.1. Both the urologist and radiation oncologist say to wait and see what the PSA does. We're hoping for it to level out. This would indicate a bounce. I'm on a PSA test schedule of every three months. I must admit it is a bit unsettling. However, 35 or so percent of radiation patients experience a bounce. So, it's not uncommon. Both did not recommend hormone therapy at this point. Unfortunately, it seems like a waiting game. I did extensive research regarding the radiation therapy and I'm trying to keep an objective, positive attitude. I'm always interested in talking to patients/survivors, especially younger ones since there are not many of us.
On Apr 12, 2005 12:00 AM Craiginfla wrote:
How have you been going now??? I hope this letter finds you well! My Dad also had the seed implants and a bounce in PSA and I agree its very unsettling. I just wanted to see how you were going? Did the bounce settle down? Your post was back in 2005, love the internet - google one question and your post came up!
Hope to hear from you, Narelle
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