I am new here and this is my first post.
I had my prostatectomy on June 3, 2019. I had been under active surveillance starting in 2014. My PSAs typically ranged in the 5s for three years until it got to the low 6s in the fall of 2017. Finally it broke out of the low 6s in November of 2018 when it hit 7. Right before my prostatectomy it was 8.3. My Gleason was a 3+4.
The pathology report said the tumor was T2 with positive margins but it did not reach the edge or shed cells (not sure about this but that was the best I could find). All of the 12 lymph samples were all negative.
My PSA was 0.02 four months after the prostatectomy in October 2019. It was 0.03 in January 2020 and by October 2020 it got to 0.05.
I am going to have radiation now. I have two decisions to make:
1) 7 weeks of Photon or Proton radiation?
2) Whether to do 6 months of ADT with the radiation?
I am leaning toward an answer for both but would like others advice and experiences, especially regarding the ADT.
Looking forward to what others have to say.