← Return to Prostate cancer treatment: stereotactic body radiation therapy

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I was recently diagnosed with prostrate cancer. My PSA was 24. I switched my primary care doctor to Mayo in April, 2017. I had a previous primary care doctor, for 9 years, who never did a PSA test. The 1st thing my Mayo doctor did was a PSA – 2x – then a prostrate biopsy that confirmed my cancer. I have chosen proton beam radiation treatment and have just had my 4th – scheduled for a total of 45. After a lot of research, I strongly recommend proton therapy as an excellent treatment option.

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Hello,
My PSA number was 4, a biopsy confirmed my cancer as well. I chose a method called external beam radiation for 45
appointments, and my prostate tested negative for cancer. Unfortunately, in my case, one year later my PSA number
reached 17. Later scanning procedures revealed metastatic cells were present in the lymph system. I am now
being treated with harmone therapy.

Very sorry to hear about the return of the cancer. How often was your PSA tested after you had tested negative for cancer?