I didn't do "adjuvent" after surgery because of continence issues.
As I watch my PSA slowly rise, ( very slowly ), I am more convinced that my PC is still smoldering. I am hopeful that because of the slower doubling time and delayed onset, that there is still a good chance that it is still in the prostate bed, or maybe as far as the lymph nodes.
I have set .05 as my line in the sand. Again, this is kind of a delayed adjuvent step, but I am fairly certain that it is still growing and will result in BCR soon. I am taking a proactive stance and giving it a shot of radiation before it finds a home in a bone.
Will keep you informed.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01
1 year psa (364 days) .01
15 month PSA <.01