Miki, we all know that it can come back at any time. It only takes one cell escaping, and it could take years before that cell multiplies enough to cause a BCR/rise in PSA. So yeah, you can go 10 years of zeros,,then see the PSA start to rise. (Although my understanding is, that it's rare. )
I think none of us will know if we are truly cured, until we die of something else. So it's all semantics.
It is what it is. I've decided that I going to assume that I am cured until proven otherwise. What other choice is there?
Age 64 (in 2014), Father had PCa
PSA Feb 2006 - Nov 2014, PSA rose from .7 to 4.3
Nov 2012 - Biopsy - 14 cores all negative for PCa, 1 showed Hi Grade PIN
Nov 2014 BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6 10%, G6 20%,
G8 (3+5), 70%. Johns Hopkins second opinion, G3+5=8 downgraded to 3+3=6 @80%
Bone scan and CT Scan negative
Surgery with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology, stage T2c, bilateral disease, upstaged to G7(3+4)
5% of Prostate involved in Tumor
Organ confined, negative Margins, negative SV, negative lymph nodes (9) PNI positive
PSA 2/15 <.02
My story: www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=35&m=3297053&p=1