Jan 04, 2014 - 7:50 pm
I had surgery 9 years ago, PSA 31, Gleason 7, negative margins, local spread. PSA jumped after surgery, went on Casodex, the Lupron which I am still on. PSA non-detectable for 7 years. Then it slowly started doing up every three month check-up and Lupron shot: .2, .3, .4, .5, etc. until it reach .9 last month. I've discussed this but my oncologist (a prominent researcher) doesn't seem too concerned. I get the impression that unless it jumps suddenly or I become symptomatic, I need not worry. He's never mentioned RT although I've noticed other postings where doctors recommend it when PSA hits .2--.5. Should I be concerned?