Hello - new to the site.
Had RP, then salvage RT with 1 yr of ADT ( Lupron ) fall 2017 - IMRT at SMK.
For the entire yr, PSA was non-detectable...
12/17/18 PSA is .19 ---- I'm freaking out - but I do a lot of that, just in my DNA.
I could never understand why any residual PSA was looked at as the most horrible thing that could happen after treatment.
As we all did I went thru hell with getting this disease - but why not wait to become symptomatic - the worrying might actually cause in some cause more harm...
Sorry for rambling but I'm tempted to just place this in God's hands and live my life.
Could I go back on ADT, to lower my PSA 14 basis points and go into a zombie state of mind - sure, but is it really worth it?
An interesting point in my opinion.
SMK has a few ' prediction tools ' nomograms - they say the following for my #s - GS 9
' Post RP ' ----- 15 yr prostate cancer-specific survival rate is ---- 64% !!!!! Mine would probably be higher since I had RT ( IMRT ) and ADT. I would take those odds.
One other says:
Titled ' Male Life expectancy survey ' to be used if a man decides not to do anything.
10 yr survival rate would be 47%
15 " ----------------------------------23%
Thoughts, ideas comments much appreciated
btw - really nice Dr. but could he have called on 12/26?