It is with joy that I inform my fellow survivors of the last PSA test which come as 0.02 ng/ml (testosterone at 32).
This is lower than the previous test of August 2011 (at 0.03 / T=33). I am now at the one-year mark since the start of hormonal treatment with a successful mono blockade of Eligard 6-month shot.
This autumn my wife and I took some time to revisit Japan and the places where we lived when all this “saga” of PCa started. We went to Mount Fuji and enjoyed the scenery (autumn colours) and its volcanic waters at the spas in Hakone. I feel that the natural hot-springs have cured (or alleviated) the symptoms of the side effects from HT. No more pain in joints, hot flashes or fatigue. I feel “cleaned” and rejuvenated.
Who knows if the bathes have also had some effect in this last PSA test?
The chronology of the PSA/Testosterone tests since the start of HT is this;
Nov 2010 PSA=1.0; T=3.76 (Cyproterone 50 mg-1 month plus Eligard 6-month shot)
Dec 2010 PSA=0.18; T=0.28
Mar 2011 PSA=0.07; T=0.28
May 2011 PSA=0.05 (remission) (Eligard 6-month shot)
Aug 2011 PSA=0.03; T=0.33
Nov’2011 PSA=0.02; T=0.32 (Eligard 6-month shot)
A brief chronology of PSAs along eleven years was like this;
Apr 2000; PSA=22.4 (at diagnosis of PCa)
Aug 2000; PSA=24.2 (surgery)
Sep 2000; PSA=0.12 (nadir post RP)
Jan 2001; PSA=0.26 (biochemical recurrence)
Mar 2001; PSA=0.42 (diagnosis of micro metastasis)
Nov 2006; PSA=3.80 (IMRT)
Feb 2008; PSA=0.05 (first ZERRO and nadir after RT)
May 2009; PSA=0.26 (diagnosis of recurrence)
Nov 2010; PSA=1.00 (Start of hormonal treatment, T=376)
The best to all.