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Re: How significant a factor is PSA velocity in recurring PCa?
Everything I have read over the years suggests a doubling time of less than one year represents an aggressive recurrence.
Unfortunately you are again confronted with a series of difficult choices.
As part of your research effort you may find my online journal helpful; see http://protondon.blogspot.com/ If you decide to take a look I suggest you begin with the entry titled "To My Family, Friends and Cyberspace Buddies"
--A PET scan indicated my recurrence is limited to my prostate gland
--Thus far I have avoided whole gland treatment because of reported outcome data.
A final note: You may find my most recent journal entry particularly interesting. It addresses the issue of whether to treat a recurrence immediately or watch, wait and monitor.