I don't know if this will help or not but I had a meeting with my radiologist yesterday to discuss setting up my salvage radiation treatments. I had surgery in January of 07 and my PSA dropped to undetectable until this past November, in the past 5 months my PSA has returned and started to rise and my last reading was .4. He told me he could subject me to a bunch more tests but with a PSA reading as low as mine at .4 nothing would show up at this point anyway. So I go in tomorrow and get my simulation appointment completed for radiation treatments and will find out exactly what day they will actually begin. So as I said take my information with a grain of salt as I see many different opinions of the doctors on all of this but that's what mine told me.
Good luck with future treatments and sucess, God Bless
Age 49, PSA 6.22 on 9-26-06
Biopsy 11-01-06, 2 of 13 cores 10% cancer, 2 other cores abnormal Up-dated 20% prostate cancerous
Gleason score 3+3=6 After Pathology report 4+3=7 a couple agressive Grade 5 cells found
Da Vinci surgery 01-09-07 UW Madison
Pathology Report- cancer 100 % capsual contained 1-18-07
Catheter removed 1-18-07 suffered bladder spasms Catheter reattached 1-18-07 Catheter removed 2nd time 1-24-07
1st & 2nd Post PSA Blood Test .1 and less - Undetectable
3nd Post PSA Blood Test 01-17-07 .3-Next action awaits me.
Next PSA Scheduled and meeting with Radiologist set for 3-27-08
Incontenence-Pad free since end of May 07 4 1/2 months post surgery
ED back to 95% prior to surgery - no medication required.