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PSA drops after 2 years of steady rising

JEKNY
JEKNY

Just got my latest PSA results they dropped from 0.9 to 0.4 in the past 3 months. Is it possible that the Salvage Radiation I had in 2014 is working 2 years after receiving it? I had my prostate remove 8 years ago. I have cut Red Meat (90%) and have tried to eat organic food products.

PSA's 8/14-0.1, 2/15-0.4, 8/15-0.8, 1/16-0.8, 4/16-0.9.

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Well I suppose it could be. Whatever, something is happening with the PSA results. Hope you are feeling well .

JEKNY
JEKNY in reply to Desanthony

I feel fine and like the good news. I just hope the PSA wasn't misread somehow. We will see in October!

Sometimes PSA movements are just "odd", quoting my oncologist. For the last 3 months I've had PSA tests every 3 weeks with the results going alternately up and down 300 points. Most recent was down to 1952. As long as I feel well and scan results are favorable, it's just a number.

After Salvage radiation, the PSA does continue to drop. I have heard in the halls of my Cancer Clinic--that PSA's went down for a year after Salvage---2 may be something else you are doing. What drugs are you on and are you using specific beneficial Supplements?

Nalakrats

My guess is that dietary reform is the most important factor that is causing you reduction in PSA, which hopefully will be sustained for a while. I’ve been reading the messaging on PCa internet forums for the past 20 years, and I have seen many men post about reductions they have experienced because of changes in diet. You can get a general overview about the role of diet by doing a web search on terms:

PSA diet “prostate cancer”

(Avoid disreputable sites that want to sell you questionable supplements.)

Had another drop now down to 0.3😀. Oncologist was a little surprised with the downward trend.

My wife who is my guardian has made me go 75% - 90% organic, very little red meat, takes a lot of credit for the drop. ( I still eat too many carbs)

Next PSA in February 🙏🏽

SusanHorizons
SusanHorizons in reply to JEKNY

Give your wife a big hug and congrats!

Update latest PSA 8/2017 is now < 0.1. Oncologist called and said the PSA is now undetectable. Radiation or Diet or both don't really care a dropping PSA is better than a rising one! ED is worse as the PSA drops can't have everything I guess.

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