I had RP surgery in September 2015 and since then have been having routine Super Sensitive PSA tests ....all seemed to be going well at first with most results showing <.001, however in last 12 months I have had test results which seem to indicate a sustained, slightly elevated PSA ... I'm not talking of big numbers as test results have been <.007, <.003, <.006 and <.008, however this is starting to concern me.
Had discussion with my consultant yesterday and he says decisions are not made about further treatment (RT) until post-operative PSA reaches >0.2 and therefore we should continue to monitor PSA with a further test in 6 months time
However, 6 months feels a long time to sit and wait for this to develop into something ...so....does anyone else have any experience of this test post RP operation?
What are your experiences?
Am I getting stressed about this unnecessarily?
Are these tests reliable at such low levels of detection?
Anyone know how quickly this can develop to a decision point on further treatment? Months/years?
Whats the success rate for any post op RT treatment?
I'd appreciate input from anyone who is or has gone through similar