Allen and others,
I have a problem in that the doctor who did the RP on me is diametrically opposed to the reccomendations of my oncologist, Dr Gross. Even to the way of measuring doubling time. Dr Gross says you cant measure doubling time accurately using an ultrasensitive test. For example, mine went from .13 on 8/15/2014 to to .23 on 10/22/2014. The operation was 12/10/14. Dr Ahlering, the surgeon, says that is doubling time. Dr Gross says no it would have to be something like 2 to 4 to 16 etc.
Dr Ahlering says external radiation is useless that there is no evidence of benefit and hormone that hormone therapy is a better approach. He quotes messing trial to sustain his view of hormone therapy. My first hand experience via my father with hormone therapy ( in the 90's) is that after a point it no longer helps and the cancer comes back with a vengance. Dr Gross feels waiting till the numbers are at 2. or 4. if they get that high then do something. Ahlering says get on it right away with HT.