I have completed 17 of 39 radiotherapy sessions for a tumour growing out of my prostate and invading my bowel that was identified in July. I have been on ADT for almost 3 years for bone mets. At the time of the recent diagnosis my PSA was 1.2 and steady for 6 months. None of the other blood markers showed "anything" to be concerned about according to the Drs. It was my report of pain, lack of energy and changed bowel habits that lead to the Drs ordering scans and MRI (my first). Twice when I have met with my radiation oncologists they have remarked that it is one of the largest tumours they have seen growing ouy of the prostate.
Just wondering if anyone has any input how such a large tumour has been undetected for so long? What markers could have shown this earlier?