This was from the Int. Journal of Radiation Oncology and is now dated information (2002 era is when I got the data, could be older than that). Looking at my notes I transposed on this from years ago.
Study of 328 men in the study as to post radiations, nadir (lowest level psa achieved) showing how they fared as to survival times with certain psa levels. Nothing is in stone on PCa, we don't know all the parameters herein of those patients...thus you cannot assess exactly how you would do. It is interesting comparitive data, might give us clue if nothing else. This is the findings on survival percentages to the good side, what we want to see and hear.
.5 or < at 5yrs., no recurrance of PCa to 10 yrs.
.5 - 1.0 87% at 8 yrs. out
1.0 - 2.0 79% at 10 yrs. out
2.0 > 67% at 13 yrs. out
Also .5 or < 92% at 10 yrs. (first .5 above was if no increase in psa found within the first 5 years and if so those patients had no recurrance within the 10 yr. period)
I am not endorsing one method over another, although I question any treatments as to perfection.
Just interesting comparitive data perhaps some others have not looked into abstracts on anything. They are out there on all modalities, do look at them. Some are almost unreadable by us laypersons but don't let that stop you from trying to decern them.
The patients that do very well post radiations..this info may boost your spirits 90-100% (maybe). This patient group was radiations only, not combined with ADT3, which could change it all and maybe either way...PCa is bizzare.