Hello. I am new to this group as of 5/2019. I have been tracking PSA since age 40 and am now 75. Over the years had growing concern and fear as score went slowly, but steadily up. Last summer, the PSA began a sudden upward climb from low 3 to over 5 in one month. This led to an MRI, a biopsy (Gleason of 8), a diagnosis and then a CT, bone scan and other tests.
I did a lot of research and three consults and concluded traditional radiation would be best. I wanted proton radiation at Mayo Clinic, but was told too much risk since I have a pacemaker and traditional beam radiation would be better. I completed the prescribed 20 treatments (one-month) about two weeks ago. I gladly rang the traditional treatment-is-over-bell at the Rad Center and now waiting to see how the PSA score will do in six months. Not sure how other readers can contact me, but more-than-happy to visit about this. By-the-way, Mayo Clinic exceeded my expectations in every way possible. Please consider it for you or your family or other loved ones if appropriate. Truly, it has been a "medical mecca" for me.