wondering how these cells can activate after 8 years? any input would be greatly appreciated, I am now 73 years old and wondering how aggressive the Dr's will be. I naturally want at least another 10 years.
See my signature below. I was also T3b and went 8 years from surgery to BCR and now have gone another nearly 8 years from SRT to BCR again -- even after having PSA results of 0.00 for 4 years after SRT. That's just the way this devious beast can be.
I suggest you need to find a good MO. Depending on the rate of PSA increase you may be able to postpone further treatment -- ADT -- for quite a while -- depends on the MO's judgment. When I moved my care to an MO at Dana Farber he said that given my history of long intervals of very low PSA he'd be inclined to let my PSA increase higher than if I'd had sooner or more rapid increase. Unfortunately my rate of increase began accelerating rapidly and called for treatment sooner than if it had stayed at a slow rate of increase. Best wishes.