Posted 4/4/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -6)
As you can see by my signature, my PSA started to climb about 12 month after my RRP. Unlike yours, mine never went down and when it reached .08 my Uro , my Onc and I, decided that some cancer cells were probably left behind and it was time to attack and try to destroy them. Apparently, the sooner the RT is started after PSA increase, the better the chance of destroying remaining cancer cells.
By the time my RT started. the PSA had reached .1. Six weeks after the end of RT the PSA was down to .05 and we hope that it will continue to go down further or at least stay in the 'undetectable' region. I would keep a very close eye on the PSA level when it looks as if it maybe going up and take action sooner rather than later.
Good luck and all the best to you in the years to come.