Hi all. Hoping to get some additional takes on my situation.
The background: Diagnosed with PC in October, 2018. Initial PSA: 11.42. Biospy: Gleason 7 (4+3), but downgraded from orginal Gleason 9 diagnosis. Opted for radiation & ADT. Started Lupron 6 weeks before rad. Then 5 high intensity cyberknife treatments over 10 days in early February, 2019.
This past July, PSA (6 months post radiation) was 1.08. My last test from 3 weeks ago (6 months post ADT) was 4.38. That's a doubling time of about every 2-3 months.
That's certainly faster than the 6 month doubling time that triggers concern.
My uro and radonc are recommending no action for now, and a PSA retest in 3 months.
Obviously, the stakes are high. A 6 month doubling time is often indicative of metastasis, and we all know where that leads.
I was told that a new PET scan is available that can detect distant prostate cancer metastasis on a micrscopic level.
The docs want to hold, and I'm very nervous about waiting.