Metastatic Prostate Cancer in the spine

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Hi everyone, I had a prostatectomy in September 2021, the operation was successful however my PSA level post operation was 0.2. One year later it increased to 0.4, I underwent a PSMA scan a few weeks ago and I received the results today. I now have a micro metastatic tumour on my L3 vertebrae. I have now been transferred from Urology to Oncology and await the next procedure. By the way I’m 74 years old and I would like to make it to 80 at least! 
I’d be interested to hear from anyone whose been in a similar position.

  • Hi and a very warm welcome to the online community which I hope you'll find is both an informative and supportive place to be.

    I'm sorry to read that your prostate cancer has spread to your vertebrae and it's natural to want to talk to others in a similar situation.

    As you know, the online community is divided up into different support groups so I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you also join and post in the prostate cancer group where I'm sure you'll connect with others who will be happy to share their experiences with you.

    To join just click on the link I've created which will take you directly there. You can then join and start a new post in the same way as you did here and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.

    It would be great if you could pop something about your diagnosis and treatment so far into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.


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