Prostate cancerCRPC: treatment in daily clinical practice
Léon (67 years old)
Léon, a 67-year-old retired journalist, still occasionally writes a column or two for his favourite local newspaper. Otherwise, a healthy man, he was diagnosed with high-risk PCa (cT2b, biopsy ISUP grade 3 [Gleason score 4+3]) and treated with RP + ePLND.
- Pathology report: pT3aN0M0 PCa, negative surgical margins
- Postoperative PSA: 0.03 ng/ml
1 year later, the PSA rose to 0.18 ng/ml and he was treated with salvage EBRT which resulted in an undetectable PSA.
Again 1 year later, the PSA increased to 1.30 ng/ml (N0M0 on bone scan and CT). He received ADT; PSA: 0.09 ng/ml.
However, 2 years later the PSA level increased to 4.8 ng/ml, with a PSA-DT of 5 months (serum testosterone 18 ng/dl). The bone and CT scan were negative for metastasis.