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Post prostatectomy: What do rising PSA levels mean?

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Jan 14 7:12pm | Replies (86)

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New Prostate Cancer Patient. Had my Prostatectomy 3/3/20. On 4/20/20 my PSA was 0.068. Today 7/23/20 my PSA test 0.127. My Dr wants me to consider Radiation Therapy to prevent possible spread. Should I wait until PSA is above 0.2.

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Hello @brownhome1, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @horace1818. Here's some information I found that I hope may be helpful.

Excerpt from link below…"After the surgical removal of the prostate, or prostatectomy, PSA drops to virtually undetectable levels, (less than 0.1), depending on the lab performing the PSA test. … Following a prostatectomy, the most widely accepted definition of a recurrence is a confirmed PSA level ≥0.2 ng/mL."

Is Your PSA Rising? | Prostate Cancer Foundation: https://www.pcf.org/about-prostate-cancer/diagnosis-staging-prostate-cancer/psa-rising/

You mentioned your doctor wants you to consider radiation therapy. Are you able to discuss your concerns with the doctor about waiting to see if the PSA goes higher?

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