#PSA back down to 0.5 after 5.5 years of #prostate cancer

#PSA back down to 0.5 after 5.5 years of #prostate cancer

I was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer in Feb 2006 with a PSA of 125.

Hormone therapy brought my PSA down to less than 0.1 (undetectable).

In October 2009 I decided to stop the hormone therapy and carry out active surveillance (a holiday from the drugs).

In March 2011 my PSA had risen to 55 so I decide to go back onto Hormone Therapy and today my PSA is 0.5.

I need to get my PSA down to less than 0.1 again for at least 9 months before I take another drug holiday.

Has anyone else got any experience of taking a drug holiday as so little research is done into it in the UK.

For me it was a natural progression and is in line with my thinking of active surveillance for many of the men diagnosed as being in the grey area of prostate cancer, a Gleason score of 6 and a PSA between 5 and 10.

Keith Cass

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