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Prostate cancer Third time

in 2007 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 56. I elected to have a Prostatectomy. in 2017 my psa rose to .02 and my urologist recommend I go through radiation treatments. After the treatments and hormone therapy my psa returned to .01. March of this year my psa rose to .04. my urologist recommended wait and be retested every 3 months and see him in September. In June I was tested and my psa was .07. I questioned my urologist and he wasn't concerned about the increase. Well I sure was concerned about the increase and I made and appointment and went and seen my Radiation Oncologist. his comment to me was why isn't my urologist concerned, which I couldn't answer. So as of now I have had another bone scan and will have a abdomen scan with contrast and a Prostate area scan on Friday. It seem my urologist isn't concerned about my health so I'm taking matters in my on hands. you only live once.

  1. Hi . Your concerns are certainly understandable and glad to hear that you are taking charge for yourself and seeking out information and various options. I want to share with you a couple of links on the top tests for recurrent PCa. The first is the PSMA, which was only recently approved in the U.S. and only available in limited locations, but is considered the gold standard: https://prostatecancer.net/clinical/psma-imaging-scan and https://prostatecancer.net/clinical/fda-approval-psma-imaging. The second is the Axumin scan, which is also excellent at finding recurrent PCa: https://prostatecancer.net/clinical/axumin-early-detection. Hope this information helps and please feel free to keep us posted on how you are doing. Best, Richard (ProstateCancer.net Team)

    1. Richard I had the Axumin scan in July and it didn't find anything. my PSA went from .4 to 1.9 in less than 2 months.

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