I think you entered them correctly but that I see varying things that don't put as much emphasis when the values are .1 or less. But I have read that after surgery the median doubling rate after recurrance was .8 years for mortality on patients who died within 5 years. Without treatment it can be an issue and you kids know my thoughts about
it. HT will likely drop his PSA to undetectable for many years. I know Rick wants to avoid it. But maybe he sould at least consider Casodex and Proscar. There are really no side effects with it and it too can deliver a PSA stabilizing effect. You guys have our love and thoughts. God Bless you.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.