I am sure you will get many responses to this. The latest research suggests that if the PSA is steadily rising, then pretty much everyone who hits .05 will ultimately go on to hit .2 and a recurrence will be officially declared, and then must be treated in most cases. The phrase "steadily rising" in that sentence is important. People whose PSA fluctuates without a clear trend in the range less than .1 do not necessarily go on to have a recurrence.
Given this recent research, some people have started getting SRT as early as .03 if there have been three consecutive increases. Particularly if there is something else adverse in the picture like a high gleason score.
In my case, being a G7 (3+4) I tracked PSA as it slowly went from <.01 up to .11 over four years after surgery. But my docs at a major cancer center agreed that we should move to SRT at .1 rather than wait for the official threshhold to be reached.
If your PSA stays steady in the .07 range you might catch a break and not need SRT. But if I were you, and I got a couple of consecutive increases at this level, I'd probably move on to SRT.
Post Edited (proscapt) : 7/1/2015 11:18:19 AM (GMT-6)