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Prostate cancer returns after prostate surgery

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Posted 15 Apr 2019 at 17:41

Should I be alarmed and have radiation or not I had my prostate removed now a year and a half later my PSA is .13   Should I be alarmed and have radiation or not

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Posted 15 Apr 2019 at 21:15

Hi,

What was your previous psa. Is it rising fast or slow.  They usually offer Radiotherapy if it has 3 consecutive rises above 0.1 or is above 0.2.  Depending on your history if it was rising faster I think I'd be asking for another psa test in the not too distant future and be asking to be referred to an Oncologist to be on top of future treatment plans.

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Posted 15 Apr 2019 at 21:48
Have you already been referred to an oncologist and s/he has suggested salvage radiotherapy? If so, you are not forced to have it but you are taking away your opportunity of remission; it means that your cancer will have to be controlled by hormones in the future, but couldn't be cured.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

 
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