So, every Tuesday we get a chance to see Dr. after Radiation Treatment. We learned the PSA (A protein made specifically by the prostate gland — Prostate Specific Antigen. It is measured by a blood test, and is used for screening for prostate cancer and checking for the results of treating the disease.) In December PSA was 36 and biopsy confirmed prostate cancer.
The VA determined that quarterly Hormone Shots were the order of the day and received one in January and April. Cyber Knife treatments with Georgetown Medstar Hospital scheduled to begin on June 24 when the PSA test revealed a reading of 1.0.
Answer me this Dr. if the Hormone Shots reduce the cancer appetite for Testosterone and reduce the PSA to 1.0 why am I doing Cyber Knife and 25 radiation treatments over 5 weeks? Simple, the Hormone shots artificially reduce the PSA level but do not cure cancer; that’s the purpose of Cyber Knife and conventional radiation. Guys, keep an eye on that PSA level.