I can understand that Da Vinci and RT can fail, but a jump from 0.21 to 0.54 in six months?! Could something have happened during surgery that causes this rise?
John T: I'm not sure if the radiation was delivered to the pelvic nodes as well (I know 8 lymph nodes was submitted), but I'm meeting with the radiation oncologist on Wednesday so I'll ask him and get back to you.
I don't know if this is a stupid question but I'll ask it anyway: Why do they sample the nodes that are likely not to be affected by SVI and not those that are likely to be?
I recall asking the surgeon after the first PSA of 0.16 where he thought it could be coming from and he said something about some nodes he either couldn't get to or they were too close to something!?
I remember he mentioned the word Iliac Crest. So maybe there are nodes there that the cancer has spread to ??!!