It's been over 3 years since my salvage radiation treatment ( after a failed RP ) and so far the cancer is still undetectable at the level at which the lab checks ( < .04 ).
So I don't really know if the cancer is actually undetectable or is existing at a level below .04 and just waiting to make a reappearance.
My doctor says that I'm in remission but won't give me any kind of definitive answer about how long it could last. The cancer center that I go to has decided that since it's been a little over 3 years, they would like to discharge me from their system. I wasn't too happy about that and talked them into giving me one more year before discharge. I go back in the spring of 2013 for what could be my last visit there before being discharged.
After that, it will be up to my family doctor to do the annual psa checks. He said he would do them every 6 months if I wanted to.
As always, this board is the place to come to get opinions about this situation and fortunately, there are many very learned people that frequent this board and their opinions are well appreciated by people like myself.
Have a great day everyone,