After finishing radiation treatment how long was it before you worried about your PSA increasing?
Some say it may bounce. Some say it will take 1 to 2 years for
the radiation's effect on PSA to have ended.
Taking all this into account just how long is it before you have to be concerned with a BCR and clinical recurrence after determining your nadir?
Peace of mind is richer than a crown
Despite some of those non-reply responses, I'd have to say that this is certainly a worthy thread and most definitely a question we all ask ourselves when passing through this process. I for one, worry every time I sit in my DR's office a week after my PSA blood test. I've been pretty fortunate so far(knock on wood), but I never let go of that possibility and even if I'm lucky enough to get 5 years(which is the goal set by my Brachy ONCO) of sub-zero readings I will always be "on guard"....I hope that helps?
DX in May 2011, Age 52, Stage T2c, GG 8-10, PSA=10.6 no symptoms.
CT & BS neg, high risk disease EBR + Brachy Seed Implants + HT
50mg of Bicalutamide first 30 days, 22.5 mg Lupron for 12 months
Nov 2011, undetectable
Feb 2012, undetectable T=1.66
Nov 2012, 0.29 T=4.0
May 2013, 0.32 T=5.11
Nov 2103 0.20 T = normal