Re: To Wait or not to Wait
Your description tells me that you are following a normal protocol for treatment of the cancer. Your doctor will use the PSA value as a marker of progress.
Unless for specific purposes, PSA tests usually are taken on intervals of three months. Don’t be anxious. Most probably you will have a smaller value in the next result but in my case the PSA reached its lowest mark 14 months after IMRT (EBRT). Only then it is considered in the plan of the next treatment, if any.
Surely, differences exist between cases, and so it is the way of confronting what to do next. Protocols are based on past experiences and usually fit a wider class of patients. I would recommend you to read some medical reports regarding PSA after EBRT. Take a list of questions with you for the next appointment with your doctor.
Wishing you the best
Last edited by Baptista; 08-27-2010 at 05:44 AM.