I think you will find there are different views on the subject of just when to start HT. I am in that group 9 months after surgery my PSA began to rise I was in the zero club for almost a year. Then I did the SRT which also failed. My PSA last count was 2.4 doubling
time a little over 3 1/2 months (not good). However, I feel good play tennis everyday and have no problems. My oncologist suggests HT but agrees there is no proof that starting sooner rather than later will give me any longer survival rate. He agrees that since I feel good we can wait until the PSA is 10 or above or unless something is seen on a scan. I to feel good for as long as possible and since the odds on doing HT sooner or later are no different I will hold off for now. I go for my nest PSA on Tuesday so we will see what is going on, I am sure it will be up again since I am not doing anything to stop it but hopfully it did not double.
Age 71 DX 8/13/08, PSA 4.0 Biopsy 14 samples , 1 positive, Gleason 4+4 - Da Vinci 10/17/08 organ confined, no positive margins or lymph nodes, both nerve bundles taken. Gleason 4+4, PT2A
Cath out 10/29/08 dry 11/19/08
First PSA 3/6/09 >0.1- 3/6/09 0.0, 6/3/09 0.1, 10/15/09 0.3, 12/14/09 0.5. IMRT 1/18/10 First PSA 1.5, 7/8/10 1.9, (not good IMRT a failure)
9/3/10 2.4 next PSA end of Oct