Logo, the study was just one datapoint, among many that together led to my decision. everybody reacts to a rise in PSA in the way they see fit, not the way OTHERS see fit . I know some would say, hey, leave it alone, it will probably take 10 years before it becomes a problem, by then you’ll be 78, and go on HT for 5 or 10 years. OTHERS will say “you should have treated earlier, and even beat on you for not listening to them. But smart people gather facts and make the right decision, for them, which may not be the right decision for others. It’s no different than Primary treatment decisions.
Re your second post, one of them I don’t recall which broke the cohort down into 3 groups. One of the groups, low and unstable,PSA, applies to me. That group,was highly likely to reach “official” BCR.
Anyway I wanted to respond to you but I don’t want to take this off topic for the original poster
I am not a doctor, just another guy without a prostate
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, PSA 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathology G6
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology G7 (3+4), - ECE, - Margins, -LN, -SV (+ frozen section apex converted to negative)
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, remained <0.02 until January 2017, .02, repeat Feb 2017, still .02. May 2017-.033, August 2017- .033 November .046, March 2018 .060. June 2018 .068, July 2018 - .082, August 2018, .078, August 2018 - .08
Decipher test, low risk, .37 score
My story.... tinyurl.com/qgyu3xq
My PSA History - /drive.google.com/file/d/1ltbG8x-iyH3k9pEltudhXt9u1krRwJSH/view?usp=sharing
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 10/1/2018 5:56:12 PM (GMT-6)