It was all going so well but over the last 6 months my PSA has been rising from 0.38 to 4.10 now. I had an MRI last December and was called back for an enhanced MRI the same month. Neither showed any recurrence of cancer in the prostate but my PSA continued to rise. My oncologist thought that some cancer cells had ‘escaped’ to somewhere else in my body so she arranged a full bone scan and CT scan.
At my appointment this week she said that there was a very small spot on a lymph gland and something at the base of my spine which she thought was dead cells from my prostate.
I now have to have Bicalutamide for 14 days before and after a first Prostap injection, thereafter injections every 12 weeks. She did say I didn’t have to continue this forever but could take a break at some point.
This is disappointing but I’m pleased that she’s proactive arranging tests etc.