"Undetectable" PSA level

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aviator
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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 7/8/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I was relieved to get my PSA result 6 weeks post ORP as "undetectable", but also found that it was reported as "less than 0.05", which evidently is the margin of detection used by that lab. 
 
Is there any relevance or significance to demonstrating that it's lower than that?  I've seen where people report levels lower than than that ("0" or "0.01"), but I presume that there is no real reason to define it more accurately at that level.
 
My urologist mentioned, incidentally, that PSA as a measure of disease is likely to be phased out in the next 2 years and replaced with a more specific test of some kind.
Open RP 5/29/07
T1c, Gleason 7  (contained lesion, negative nodes)
PSA 7/7/07 - undetectable
 


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 7/8/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Yea !  ~  Aviator ,

1st  ~~~PSA…   !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo  <<<~~~!!! Undetectable

Cause  for   celebration!!!!!  Definitely!!!     

What a wonderful day it is ~ each and every-day….   

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

Yippeeeee!!!!!! From  Lee & Buddy

*     *     *     *     *     *

The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for sharing ~ that your goal has been met….

It is very important to “all ”of us!  This is a way of positive feedback…

A way of showing others Hope… and a way of Sharing.  

J  Caring is Sharing ~  Thank You for Sharing  J

 

You must be “flying high” right about now.  Thank you for touching base with us!!! Wonderful title to your thread!   I’ll attach a thread that had some good information in it…. Hope it helps.  Low level PSA after surgery   I hope you will update your original thread… so future newbies/lurkers will benefit from seeing the whole journey…

Wow ~ a new test!!  Amazing things are in the future…. For all of us!!  Take care and enjoy each and every~day.

 

 

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Dutch
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 400
   Posted 7/8/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   

Aviator:

SUPER Congrats on your recent PSA!!!!  Know you are feeling sky high!!

Dutch


Diagnosed Feb 2001  (Age 65)  Currently 72
PSA 4.8      Gleason 3+3=6      Stage   T2b
Completed Proton Therapy @ Loma Linda - Aug 2001
Have had no side effects.
6yr PSA - 0.19
 
 
 


myman
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 7/8/2007 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Aviator - What great news...the best possible!

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