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Salvage Radiation Results Question

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I had one shot of 3 month Eligard in February and completed salvage radiation June 4th. My psa test results today is <.02 . Could the adt still be efecting psa or is this an indication the cancer cells were still in the prostate bed area? Doing a happy dance right now.

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What is your T level?

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Ab75 in reply to Tall_Allen

Unknown. I asked my GP to include testosterone level in my blood work in early November. What type of range would indicate t level recovery?Thanks

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Tall_Allen in reply to Ab75

50+ is over castrate, 150+ is starting to recover, 250+ is getting into the normal range.

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Ab75 in reply to Tall_Allen

Thanks

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Ab75 in reply to Tall_Allen

I didn't know they were checking my testosterone. It came in at 195, the test was taken in the afternoon which isn't the best time to have it measured from what I read today.

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Anomalous in reply to Ab75

Sounds like a good PSA result with that testosterone, right?

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Ab75 in reply to Anomalous

It does to me but I am no expert. Hopefully psa stays low and doesn't increase. Thanks

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Anomalous in reply to Ab75

I have had some difficulty figuring out where we should be at 3 months after radiation, having finished my radiation in early July. While still on ADT. There is one study that says <.09 is where it needs to be but others seem to indicate anything under <.5. To me, the fact that your testosterone has recovered somewhat and you are long off of ADT and are still <.2 is good. I'm pretty sure my RO said anything under 1.0 but everything I read indicates prognostication-wise should be lower than that at 3 months.

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