Okay, please indulge my personal curiosity. This is going to be an interactive post—there’s a pop quiz for some readers.
I’m 22 days and 8 or so hours—give or take—from my next PSA test. (But who’s counting??) And anyone who’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer already knows that there’s a ton of infuriatingly conflicting and confusing information about PSA out there.
Because my own post-surgery PSA has been creeping up in the last two years—meaning some sort of salvage therapy may be in my future—I’d like to ask other prostatectomy patients:
- Below what PSA level does your medical team say PSA is “undetectable”?
- At what PSA level does your medical team say that biochemical recurrence has occurred?
- If you had biochemical recurrence, how long after hitting biochemical recurrence was it before you began salvage therapy?
To make it easier for you to respond, I’ve created a short survey for those who have had a prostatectomy and had their PSA return after surgery. It’s certainly not a scientific survey, but it will be interesting and perhaps educational to see the variance in the responses. If nothing else, it will be entertaining. Click the link below to take the survey:
Seriously, having this information available when I get my next PSA results may help me with the next conversation that I have with my medical team, so I thank you in advance for helping me understand what may be next for me.
I’ll share the results in next month’s post which will be shortly after I receive my PSA results from my 2 August 2017 blood draw.
I’ve been blogging for the last 80 months to maintain my own sanity, educate myself and others, and to increase prostate cancer awareness. I certainly don’t do it for recognition. I have to admit, however, that I was surprised to see my blog listed on a Top 50 Prostate Cancer blogs list by Feedspot.
I don’t post this to feed my ego (much), but by clicking on the image below, you’ll see the other websites and resources that are available as well.