My December PSA results came back just as predicted by my spreadsheet’s silly little trendline: 0.10 ng/ml.
The bad news is that it keeps climbing; the good news is that the doubling rate appears to be about 16 months. My follow-up appointment with my doctor is 19 December 2017 where we’ll probably agree to continue to monitor every 3-4 months for the time being.
Interestingly, from an emotional perspective, this has been pretty much a non-event for me. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that the likely explanation for the increasing PSA is the return of the cancer, so at this point, it’s only confirmation of something that I already suspect/accept/know.
That’s it for now. I’m sure I’ll have more thoughts in this month’s regular post on 11 December.
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Sorry to say Dan, it looks like the writing is on the wall. 16 month doubling time is pretty slow. Mine doubles every 5 weeks and last psa was 392. The good news for you is that you have youth and time on your side. There are some advances in treatment, so there is always hope. Best wishes to you and yours.
Agreed, Les. Sorry that yours doubles so quickly. It will be interesting to see what the doctor says on the 19th, but I’m in no hurry to jump into salvage therapies until we have a better understanding of what may be happening and how likely the therapies will be of benefit. All the best to you and yours as well!
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Looks like a bit of a trend there Dan, dammit. Good luck with trying to work out what is going on – if anyone can do that you can.
Thanks, Tim. I’m sure the conversation with my doctor next week will be interesting.