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You can wait until it hits 0.2 before you will need salvage treatment but if it is obviously moving in that direction (every PSA reading is higher than the last) then it is worth while to see a radiation oncologist at around 0.18. It takes a month or so to get the mapping out and hormone treatment started before they even start the radiation. If you do end up needing the salvage treatment I found it to be not bad at all, at least up to 7 years. The effects of the radiation treatment can cause problems up to 20 years later for some men it seems.
Twenty years would not bother me much, as I am 70. If I knew for sure that I had 15 years without doing anything then I would not do anything. Let the chips fall. But I will get radiation if the rise continues.
I am wondering what were the details of your "excellent" pathology such as post-op Gleason and margins, for how long your PSA was undetectable and what was the timeframe for the rises to 0.05 and then 0.07. What has been your advice on when to make a move?
I am also 70 and after a year of post surgery undetectable PSA (being <0.01), I have now had a test showing 0.01. I know it is a very small number, but after a period of undetectable, any number at all is the possible beginning of something. I am especially vigilant because of my Gleason 4+5=9 post-op pathology, albeit clear margins. From what I have read, often Gleason 9 recurrences move a lot quicker and so I am on the verge of being trigger happy.