Monday, July 20, 2015

Now 8 years out from end of salvage radiation, PSA still less than 0.1

Slowly approaching the "C" line on the asymptote. C as in cured.

A Johns Hopkins study showed that if you make it to 10 years with an undetectable PSA, your odds of having a recurrence in the next 10 years are 6%.  And if you're unlucky enough to be in that 6%, your odds of developing metastatic cancer in that second 10 year window are still very small, and dying of it practically zero.

So I'm setting my sights on the 10 year mark, in 2017.  I'll be 55.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My PSA remains less than 0.1.
It was 8 years ago now that I was going to the hospital every morning, Monday through Friday, and laying down while the invisible X-rays did their magic. It was hard to believe something was actually happening to the cancer cells deep inside. But it was!  It was!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Listening for the canary.

Had my annual PSA draw this morning.  It's been 8 years since I underwent salvage radiation (SRT) for a rising PSA after prostatectomy.