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Recurrent Prostate Cancer

I had my prostate removed in 1996.  In 2005 I started showing positive on PSA tests.  I have moved from a 0.07 to a 0.4 in 5 years.  A radiation oncologist suggested I consider radiation therapy before I hit a 0.5 score.  Sound like my condition is lightweight compared to other histor's I am reading.  My current urologist suggested that I get a prostacint exam.  My Question is what PSA score should I be concerned with for considering radiation therapy?  0.5?, a previous answer was 2.0?, my urologist says 5.0- 6.0?  Answers are all over the map!!  I was originally told that the rate of doubling of PSA scores was most relavent...not necessarily the PSA score?

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