What other kinds of anxieties, the kinds that we all have, is it most like?
It is very similar to the situation dating (before married) where something went wrong and the rubber broke. The legalese fine print on the side of the box says, "If the rubber breaks, your guarantee runs out".
I will second mattam's thought that "...the more tests I have the less anxious I get." Have found that with testing monthly (for uPSA doubling time calc and SRT decisions), I don't get as much anxiety, and it's getting routine. The lab readings are going to be whatever they are going to be...
Jan '08-'11 PSAs 2.2 2.5 2.7 2.6, DREs-
Jan '12: PSA 3.6, DRE+
Jan '12: MRI inconclusive
Feb '12: PCaDx pT2a, 4/12+ (3 @ 3+3, 1 @ 4+3); 3% tot cores; bone scan-
Apr '12: RALP; 3+4=7; pT2c pN0 pMx; 30%; 3mm r lat margin of 3+3=6 so pT2+; EPE-; PNI+; 8 LN-; SV-
TRT 03/'14- uPSAs: <.015 til 02/17; mostly .020-.030 then .048 on 12/1/18; off TRT since 12/2018 and uPSA settling in mid .030s