I have had prostate cancer for 18 yrs. Had prostate removed and radiation.
Five yrs later psa went up to 17. A bone scan was clear. went on Luprone, PSA went down. In 2008 went on Eligard. PSA started to rise in 2016 was put on hormone pills, in last two years have changed that treatment 3 times. Bone scans have been clear. The PSA has continued to rise it is at 13 now. They have stopped all treatment and want to do chemo drip. There is a mass where the prostate was, it has been there for at least 13 years and has not changed in size. My question is it unusual that the cancer has not mastiiscised in 18 yrs. Is it possible the psa is going up for another reason then cancer. In the last year the PSA has gone from 2.5 to 13.