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Post prostatectomy: What do rising PSA levels mean?

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Oct 22 12:53pm | Replies (81)

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I have question regarding stage 3b prostrate cancer. In November of last year I was diagnosed with stage3b prostrate cancer. I was told that the cancer had not spread and that a radical prostectomy was all that was necessary. Everything I have read stated that stage3b has spread to some surrounding tissues. Just 6 months later I’m told that the cancer has metastasized and spread. My question is this. Should radiation and/or hormone treatments have been advised before the cancer went to stage 4? Thanks for any information.

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Hello @numnuts, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I see that you also posted the same question in the Stage3b Prostrate cancer discussion. I'm not sure anyone can answer your question as we are not medical professionals or doctors. I did find some information on the American Cancer Society website that may be helpful for you.

Initial Treatment of Prostate Cancer, by Stage: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/treating/by-stage.html

Have you started a new treatment?

I am surprised they did not start hormone therapy. That is pretty standard whether you decide to go with radiation or surgery is my opinion. I started ADT hormone therapy as soon as my cancer was staged.

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