I hve been turning a question over in my head and cannot figure out an answer.
My pre-op PSA was 4.9, 3.9 and 4.0 then 0.05 (they never specifically said < which was interesting) post op and then as you may know rose to 0.24 after 9 months thus SRT/HT.
I have seen similar trends in others here and elsewhere.
Question: Why was my PSA stable pre-op but rose post op assuming there were already some cells elsewhere (hopefull localised)? Why did my PSA pre-op not rise rather than remain stable-ish? Why is the removal of the prostate a trigger for additional growth?