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10 years after surgery, PSA recently up to .4

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Old 06-23-2012, 05:31 AM   #1
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10 years after surgery, PSA recently up to .4

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago at age 51 with a psa level of 5.5,I decided on radical surgery.I had few side affects other than sexual function has taken a long time to get back to a reasonable level.In
the 8 years after surgery my PSA was less than .1.The last year has shown a rise to .4 I am considering radiation treatment.Any suggestions?.

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Old 06-23-2012, 01:52 PM   #2
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Re: Prostate Cancer at 37yrs old, looking for opinions

Your story is almost the same as mine. RP surgery Sep 01, PSA 3.95 nine months before surgery, recurrence after eighteen months, and PSA rising to approx. 0.5 after eight years. I went to Loma Linda for Proton Therapy as noted above in Dec 09 finishing treatment Jan 10. PSA 0.01 for the last eighteen months. So far I retain sexual function, no incontinence, and rectal function normal after two years plus following treatment.
Hope that helps,

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