Posted 11/18/2020 5:43 PM (GMT -7)
I think the general consensus around here is that when using a test that detects down to 3 decimals, it makes sense to drop the third decimal as it is usually just noise. So yeah, maybe you've gone from .02 to .03 if you round up, but the last three tests round up to .03. I'm not sure i would radiate at these low levels as you are assuming the cancer is in the prostate bed without being able to see it on a scan. If the trend develops and you get another few rises in a row, or find yourself at .04 or .05, then considering your small positive margin, it might be time to start looking for a good Radiation Oncologist.
For me, i had a slow steady rise, from .02 when i first became detectable to .08 and thats when i pulled the trigger. My urologist/surgeon, recommended i wait until .2 (thats .2, not .02) and then do scans. So maybe that gives you perspective, as to how low .02 or .03 really is.