Jun 28, 2012 - 12:49 pm
Took another follow-up PSA test yesterday (21 months following CK treatment) and it came back at 1.69.
The last 3 tests over the past 6 months have been 1.81, 1.55 and now 1.69 (which I consider basically unchanged) after dropping from 3.72 and 3.56 the 6 months before that.
So, unless my PSA drops further, I think that I've reached my "nadir" at 1.55 and will just have to "hope" that it does not rise significantly from this level (or, even better, continues to drop, even if more slowly than I'd like).
These past 3 readings at just over 1.5 puts me at a slightly greater risk of PCa recurrence w/in 5-10 years based on the findings of the Zelefsky study:
And, if it stays at this level after the 2 year follow-up PSA test that I'll take in Sept, I'm planning to meet with my RO to discuss the need for further testing and (if that reveals any latent cancer) additional treatment.
Oh well . . .