Hi ~ Tim’s Wife,
I have always had a hard time trying to understand the PSA results… So ~ I had Buddy sit down with me to give me a visual!!! I hope this helps you to understand a little more about your results.
Revising some info.... will post shortly
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Post Edited (bluebird) : 4/29/2007 3:59:17 AM (GMT-6)
I am Kitt and my father and his 5 siblings all died from various cancers so it is a topic that is close to my heart.
There is so much information on all the cancers but prostate cancer is the one men fear most.
PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) test results report the level of PSA detected in the blood. The test results are usually reported as nanograms of PSA per milliliter (ng/ml) of blood. In the past, most doctors considered PSA values below 4.0 ng/ml as normal. However, recent research found prostate cancer in men with PSA levels below 4.0 ng/ml. Many doctors are now using the following ranges, with some variation:
There is no specific normal or abnormal PSA level. However, the higher a man’s PSA level, the more likely it is that cancer is present. But because various factors can cause PSA levels to fluctuate, one abnormal PSA test does not necessarily indicate a need for other diagnostic tests. When PSA levels continue to rise over time, other tests may be needed.
Tim's wife, you said:
I am hoping that .05 is still considered in the undetectable range.
I think you can see that everyone here agrees with you.