Rising PSA immediately following RP
Anyone here experience rising PSA on first test after RP? I am 57 years old. I was diagnosed in April with PSA of 35. PMSA Pet and MRI were clear. Biopsy Gleason 8. RP in June. Clear margins, cancer contained to prostrate. Raised to Gleason 9. PSA last month was .17 at 8 weeks. Followup PSA last week is 1.5. I was hopeful surgery was successful or would at minimum give me a number of years without treatment. I have PMSA scheduled next week and a consult next month. I feel defeated. Am I going to be actively battling this the rest of my life? I am just starting to feel like myself after surgery and now will likely have to start another treatment. Anyone else go through something similar? Did the subsequent treatment work and give you some quality of life time without being in active treatment? I imagine I’m looking at hormone therapy and radiation.