In August, my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer (Gleason 8; PSA 22). In October, he was started on Lupron shots and then bicalutamide. The plan is to have radiation, but it has not yet been started because he had to have two other unrelated surgeries first. One of the surgeries was to remove a large mass from his colon, and they are waiting for that to completely heal before scheduling the radiation.
Since August, he has not had a PSA check. This seems strange to me, as I thought they would want to monitor that, at least occasionally, just to make sure nothing unexpected is happening.
His urologist has been totally uninterested in his case since they made the decision not to have surgery, and the radiation people only care about radiation, so I feel like no one is looking at the overall picture. He had to ask the urologist for Lupron and bicalutamide.
Is it usual not to check PSA during treatment? Would it make a difference that we are having to wait over 7 months for radiation?