I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March (PSA 5.2 )and had laparoscopic prostatectomy in April. Prior to surgery a full body bone scan and CAT scan of abdomen were done and were negative. Pathology showed 2 tumors. An Acinar adenocarcinoma Gleason 3+4 fully contained and a Ductal Adenocarcinoma Gleason 8 with small focal margin on prostate <2mm. Fat taken around Ductal tumor was negative for cancer. Pathology wast pT2. PSA tests at 2, 3, and 7 months have all been <0.02 which is lowest level local lab can read.
I read that PSA is not always a good indicator to determine metastasis when one has a Ductal Adenocarcinoma as the cancer cells give off very little prostate specific antigen.. Should I be getting annual bone scans and CAT scans to confirm cancer isn't spreading? How does one monitor Ductal variety of prostate cancer? Anyone have experience with this?