One of the wacky things that can happen too is that as the PC cells die, the release all their PSA into your blood stream, raising your levels, until the cells die and no more PSA is being created. This process can take awhile. Of course, if you're having a prostitis flare up too that throughs everything out of whack for awhile.
5 weeks out is a bit soon to really know the effectiveness of treatment. Numbers in six months should be a better indication. Of course there is always the chance that there was an error at the lab, so a retest soon might put your mind at ease. Given your gleason and other numbers, I wouldn't be too concerned at the moment, but would be frustrated that the number isn't going the way you want.
Hang in there, RT is the slow road,
I'll be in the shop.
Age 56, 52 at DX
4.2 10/11, 1.9 6/12, 1.2 12/12, 1.0 5/13, .6 11/13,
.7 5/14, .5 10/14, .5 4/15, .3 10/15, .3 4/16
2 out of 14 cores positive
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