- Gleason at or above 8
- PSA nadir (low point) after SRT at or above 0.04 ng/ml
- Negative surgical margins
They found that 77.8% of patients in their study with zero risk factors were free of PSA progression five years later. 50% of patients with one risk factor were progression-free, and only 6.7% of patients with two or three risk factors were progression-free at the 5 year mark.
In my own case, I was okay on the Gleason and surgical margins, but I don't know my PSA nadir to that level of specificity.
This was an interesting little study, but I trust Andrew Stephenson's much larger one a lot more.
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