I want to share some good news because perhaps it might give a little reassurance to others.
I had robot-assisted prostatectomy surgery in December 2019, aged 64, overweight, but otherwise healthy. Before the op I had a PSA of 6.61 and Gleason 5+4. A number of lymph nodes were removed and cancer was found in one of them.
I had six months of hormone therapy from March 2020 and six weks of daily radiotherapy in July and August.
Last week I heard that my first post-treatment PSA test result was "undetectable" which is the good news I was hoping to hear. I will now have further PSA tests every few months to monitor my progress.
I still have a way to go, as I have developed lymphoedema in my leg which is being treated with a compression stocking and exercise, I still have a very small amount of urinary stress incontinence, and the ED is where one would expect it to be after both sets of prostate nerves were removed (which is nowhere!) (despite advice etc. from an Andrology specialist).
Overall, I am feeling a lot happier than I did before I had my results. I wish everyone a similar outcome (except the lymphoedema, and the ED, of course, I wouldn't wish that on anyone!)
Angus (not my real name)
That's good news indeed Angus
Thumbs up well done keep it going.
Nice to hear good news long may it continue.
Great news Angus. Long may it continue.
Glad to hear some positive news Angus, thanks for sharing.
Take care Tom
glad for you that you got good news.
I also just did a PSA test after salvage RT and like you my Gleason is high.
Did they tell you the exact level,I just finished a post here on this site about my situation and mine is now 0.07 after 0.21 pre RT.
I am not sure how to evaluate it.
all the best
Good for you
I wasn't told the PSA value, the oncologist just told me it was "undetectable".
would be interesting to know
all the best Roy
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer just over four years ago. Biopsy was T2/3. 3+3 or 3+4. I had the da Vinci surgery. At my first check up I was told that not all of the tumour had been removed. 1mm remained. Since then my psa has been 0.1 or lower. Occasional incontinence. I have been using the little blue pills to help with the ED. Lately I have started to get erections without their help.
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