Results 1 to 9 of 9
High PSA After Prostate Removal??
  1. #1
    Photavian Guest

    Default High PSA After Prostate Removal??

    I've had my prostate out for 11 years, and I just recieved a PSA score
    of 18. How is it that I can have an elevated PSA score, and yet have
    no prostate??


  2. #2
    dave perry Guest

    Default Re: High PSA After Prostate Removal??

    On Feb 27, 3:44 pm, "Photavian" <plotpoi...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > I've had my prostate out for 11 years, and I just recieved a PSA score
    > of 18. How is it that I can have an elevated PSA score, and yet have
    > no prostate??


    Is this your first PSA in 11 years? In how many years? Is this your
    only PSA over 0.1? There are a couple of reasons, probably the most
    likely is someone made a mistake. Have the PSA done again. If the
    second one comes back around 18, then you may have a problem. While
    it is rare, it is not impossible to get a cancer recurrence many years
    later.
    Dave Perry


  3. #3
    Photavian Guest

    Default Re: High PSA After Prostate Removal??

    On Feb 27, 7:24 pm, "dave perry" <jud...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 27, 3:44 pm, "Photavian" <plotpoi...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I've had my prostate out for 11 years, and I just recieved a PSA score
    > > of 18. How is it that I can have an elevated PSA score, and yet have
    > > no prostate??

    >
    > Is this your first PSA in 11 years? In how many years? Is this your
    > only PSA over 0.1? There are a couple of reasons, probably the most
    > likely is someone made a mistake. Have the PSA done again. If the
    > second one comes back around 18, then you may have a problem. While
    > it is rare, it is not impossible to get a cancer recurrence many years
    > later.
    > Dave Perry


    I get a PSA done every 6 months, and I'm typically between 0 - 5.
    This time I was 18, so I'm getting another. I just don't see how my
    PSA is high without having a prostate.


  4. #4
    glassman Guest

    Default Re: High PSA After Prostate Removal??


    "Photavian" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] oups.com...
    > On Feb 27, 7:24 pm, "dave perry" <jud...@aol.com> wrote:
    >> On Feb 27, 3:44 pm, "Photavian" <plotpoi...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > I've had my prostate out for 11 years, and I just recieved a PSA score
    >> > of 18. How is it that I can have an elevated PSA score, and yet have
    >> > no prostate??

    >>
    >> Is this your first PSA in 11 years? In how many years? Is this your
    >> only PSA over 0.1? There are a couple of reasons, probably the most
    >> likely is someone made a mistake. Have the PSA done again. If the
    >> second one comes back around 18, then you may have a problem. While
    >> it is rare, it is not impossible to get a cancer recurrence many years
    >> later.
    >> Dave Perry

    >
    > I get a PSA done every 6 months, and I'm typically between 0 - 5.
    > This time I was 18, so I'm getting another. I just don't see how my
    > PSA is high without having a prostate.
    >


    Prostate cancer spreads to other parts of the body, and although not
    feeding on the prostate anymore, it's still PSA, and thus shows up in the
    test. My guess is that in your case it's almost impossible for it to go up
    that quickly in 6 months.


    --
    JK Sinrod
    www.SinrodStudios.com
    www.MyConeyIslandMemories.com



  5. #5
    fred Guest

    Default Re: High PSA After Prostate Removal??

    > I get a PSA done every 6 months, and I'm typically between 0 - 5.
    > This time I was 18, so I'm getting another. *I just don't see how my
    > PSA is high without having a prostate.


    I don't think it's reasonably possible to have post-prostatectomy PSAs
    bouncing around between 0 - 5. Nor is it likely to go from 5 to 18 in
    six months.

    Are you sure you're reading the decimal points correctly? Is your
    latest PSA 18 or .18? And were your previous PSAs between 0 and .05?

    If there is a steady increase in PSA over a period of months or years,
    there's a good chance you have a recurrence. As noted by others,
    unfortunately prostate cancer can spread to other organs, but
    biologically it's still prostate cancer,and that's why if you have a
    recurrence your PSA begins to climb again.

    Good idea to get another test. But be sure to get your previous PSA
    results stated accurately and see what the long term trend is.

    Good luck!

    Fred



  6. #6
    Steve Kramer Guest

    Default Re: High PSA After Prostate Removal??





    "Photavian" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] oups.com...
    > On Feb 27, 7:24 pm, "dave perry" <jud...@aol.com> wrote:
    >> On Feb 27, 3:44 pm, "Photavian" <plotpoi...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >> > I've had my prostate out for 11 years, and I just recieved a PSA score
    >> > of 18. How is it that I can have an elevated PSA score, and yet have
    >> > no prostate??

    >>
    >> Is this your first PSA in 11 years? In how many years? Is this your
    >> only PSA over 0.1? There are a couple of reasons, probably the most
    >> likely is someone made a mistake. Have the PSA done again. If the
    >> second one comes back around 18, then you may have a problem. While
    >> it is rare, it is not impossible to get a cancer recurrence many years
    >> later.
    >> Dave Perry

    >
    > I get a PSA done every 6 months, and I'm typically between 0 - 5.
    > This time I was 18, so I'm getting another. I just don't see how my
    > PSA is high without having a prostate.


    You probably should have done something by the time it was over 2.0.

    Did you experience a slow rise from 0 to 5, or did it fluctuate?


    --
    PSA 16 10/17/2000 @ 46
    Biopsy 11/01/2000 G7 (3+4), T2c
    RRP 12/15/2000 G7 (3+4), T3cN0M0 Neg margins
    PSA .1 .1 .1 .27 .37 .75
    EBRT 05-07/2002 @ 47
    PSA .34 .22 .15 .21 .32
    Lupron 07/03 (1 mo) 8/03 (4 mo), 12/03, 4/04, 09/04, 01/05, 5/05, 10/05,
    2/06, 6/06
    PSA .07 .05 .06 .09 .08 .132 .145
    Casodex added daily 07/06
    PSA <0.04, <0.05
    Non Illegitimi Carborundum



  7. #7
    Steve Kramer Guest

    Default Re: High PSA After Prostate Removal??



    "Photavian" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] oups.com...
    > I've had my prostate out for 11 years, and I just recieved a PSA score
    > of 18. How is it that I can have an elevated PSA score, and yet have
    > no prostate??


    How? You obviously had some PCa cells left in your body. I have to admit,
    while we know there are some who go more than 15 years and still suddenly
    have detectable cancer, it is the first I have heard of 11 years later.

    If you can remember, what was your PSA at diagnosis? What was your Stage
    and your Gleason?

    Have you been getting periodic PSA tests?

    Did you get another blood pull, just in case of a mistake?


    --
    PSA 16 10/17/2000 @ 46
    Biopsy 11/01/2000 G7 (3+4), T2c
    RRP 12/15/2000 G7 (3+4), T3cN0M0 Neg margins
    PSA .1 .1 .1 .27 .37 .75
    EBRT 05-07/2002 @ 47
    PSA .34 .22 .15 .21 .32
    Lupron 07/03 (1 mo) 8/03 (4 mo), 12/03, 4/04, 09/04, 01/05, 5/05, 10/05,
    2/06, 6/06
    PSA .07 .05 .06 .09 .08 .132 .145
    Casodex added daily 07/06
    PSA <0.04, <0.05
    Non Illegitimi Carborundum



  8. #8
    Steve Jordan Guest

    Default Re: High PSA After Prostate Removal??

    On February 28, Steve Kramer replied to "Photavian" (what does that mean?):

    (snip)

    > Have you been getting periodic PSA tests?


    Never act upon just one PSA test result!

    > Did you get another blood pull, just in case of a mistake?


    Steve K is exactly right: get another test. Preferably on the same
    specimen if at all possible.

    Mistakes are made, by the lab and by the medic's clerks and by the
    patient. Is that 18 certain?? What was the time interval since the
    previous test?

    I don't think much of anecdotes, but here's one that might actually be
    illustrative: About a year and a half ago, my monthly ultra-sensitive
    PSA results of 0.01 ng/mL were disrupted by a report of 4.87 ng/mL -- an
    increase in just 28 days. So my PSA appeared to have increased by a
    factor of 487 from the previous test. My med onc was mumbling about
    immediately reporting for chemotherapy. Instead, I ordered that a
    confirming test be done. It came in at 0.01, as it should be. Someone
    had screwed up. I tried to encourage the lab to determine who was the
    poor slob with a 4.87 PSA who received a report of 0.01. Don't know how
    it came out.

    Take-home lesson: When a test result is substantially different from its
    history, retest to confirm.

    Then, if the tests confirm possible treatment failure, the picture
    becomes: What to do? I recommend consulting

    (1) A medical oncologist who will order tests that the urologist may
    never have heard of, and
    (2) The authoritative website of the Prostate Cancer Research Institute
    (PCRI) at:
    http://prostate-cancer.org/index.html
    .....and searching on topics of interest.

    Regards,

    Steve J

    "'MD' does not mean 'Medical Deity.'"
    -- Stephen B. Strum, MD

  9. #9
    NICK Guest

    Default Re: High PSA After Prostate Removal??

    On Feb 27, 3:44 pm, "Photavian" wrote and asked:

    > I've had my prostate out for 11 years, and I just recieved a PSA score
    > of 18. How is it that I can have an elevated PSA score, and yet have
    > no prostate??


    Did someone misplace a decimal point?

    What were your previous scores?

    Did you know that other organs produce PSA?

    Have you already requested another test?

    I know those are a lot of questions to your one, but we/I really
    didn't have much to go on.


Similar Threads

  1. Laser hair removal
    By Richard in forum misc.fitness.weights
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 03-02-2007, 04:30 AM
  2. Removal of the bursa!
    By Ladybug75 in forum alt.support.arthritis
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-11-2007, 03:54 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-03-2007, 06:02 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-03-2007, 01:02 PM
  5. does removal of the prostate affect hormones like testosterone?
    By [email protected] in forum alt.support.cancer.prostate
    Replies: 66
    Last Post: 12-01-2006, 03:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28