My Prostate cancer was picked up in an unusual way as it was discovered when i decided to keep the 7.5 ton part of my driving licence at 70 and needed a private medical from my doctor to fill in the DVLA forms and he picked up a microscopic blood trace in my urine.
GLEASON 3+4 =7, adenocarcinoma of the prostate, MRI organ defined disease 5 of 20 cores positive of cancer.
PSA of 2.19.
Operation- at Mount Vernon= Iodine-125 seed brachytherapy on September 2016.
So far I seem to be ok after a little tenderness while passing urine and the trips to the toilet during the the night.
I am taking tamsulosin x 400mg once a day after my last meal and amlodipine 10 mg once a day for blood pressure.
My first PSA 0.81 -31st Jan 2017.
Stopped Tamulosin 27th April 2017.
Second PSA 0.59 - 3rd May.
UPDATE 23th January 2018 PSA 0.44
UPDATE at 23 MONTHS.June 2018 PSA 0.39.
UPDATE at 27 months December 24th 2018 PSA 0.22.
Next appointment 8th January 2019 /changed to 15th January.
UPDATE 15th January 2019 PSA 0.22 and blood tests extended to 12 months in January 2020.
UPDATE December 2019 PSA 0.18.
UPDATE 14th January 2020 Oncology meeting
UPDATE 25th September 2020 4 years since Brachytherapy at Mount Vernon.
UPDATE 25th November 2020. PSA 0.08
I have reached 4 years after my brachytherapy operation and so far it seems to be going well,PSA blood tests extended to 12 months and I have been handed over to the oncology nurse for future meetings at The Lister Hospital.My last appointment was short and sweet and it seems they are happy with my progress so far with a PSA drop from 0.44 to 0.39. Then on Jan 19th 2019 0.22.and 25th November 2020 0.08.Oncology moved to 3rd March 2021.
Latest test in December 19th 2019 0.18.
Latest November 25th 2020 PSA 0.08.
I am using Viagra to help with ED and find they help and take away a little of the mental pressure. I am finding some natural erections have returned on some mornings from about march 2020 on but normal sex has not been on the cards for a while as wife is waiting for hip replacement .
After latest meeting at Lister Hospital on the 14th January 2020 Oncology seemed happy with my PSA drop to 0.18 my next meeting and blood test has been extended to November 2020.
At 25th September 2020 I have reached 4 years from my Brachytherapy operation in September 2016 and continuing to be well with no real problems apart from ED.
Update 8 December 2020. I had a telephone conversation today with my Consultant/ Surgeon from Mount Vernon that performed my Brachytherapy operation in September 2016 and i have been signed off with PSA 0.08.
August 2021 Update.
I decided to get an early blood test this year as this is my 5th year from `Brachytherapy and was pleased to see another drop to 0.05.
Edited by member 13 Sep 2021 at 11:14
| Reason: update