Happy Birthday, Tony.
A key theme I see in this thread is "I wish I had known..", or in short, education.
Like others here, if I had known what a PSA test was, what it means, and how it is used, perhaps I could have addressed my PCa earlier.
A rising PSA over several years well before I was 50 should have resulted in inquiries and investigation far sooner than it was. But I was ignorant and assumed my doctor was in control and taking care of me when it should have been ME in control.
So tomorrow I go in for my blood draw, one year after the removal of my prostate. Will it be detectable? Based on previous testing, my results can go either way. And I must accept the fact, grudgingly, that further treatment may be needed. If I was more proactive several years ago, this thing could have been nipped in the bud when chances of initial success were much greater.