Thank you so much, everyone, for your concern and advice. Jeff called our new dr. today and got a call right back. I guess when he left the message he meant to say .01 He was mortified that he mispoke. I had already erased the message so I couldn't go back and recheck if I'd made a mistake - although I think that if he'd said .01 com[ared to <.01 I would have assumed it was the difference in labs, since I had read before that the numbers may be a little different. He told Jeff he was very happy with the score - I don't know, he sounded a little concerned on the recording. So I think he did initially misread it.
Anyway, the dr. did acknowledge that it's a hair higher than the old lab but that is probably because we used different labs, and his patients usually come back with a reading of .01. So maybe that's the lowest it goes for them. To be on the safe side we will test again in a month, so we have a new, consistant reading from this lab. (Good idea Strictly). We may go back to the first lab, too. I think I'm going to call the dr. about
I probably sound a bit paranoid over such low numbers, but my dad passed away last Feb. from a very rare cancer that was not monitored correctly for reoccurrence, and then his health was not monitored well by his dr.s as he went through treatment. Although we ended up intervening on his behalf and thought he was taking a turn for the better, he developed pneumonia and wasn't strong enough to fight it. So my tolerance is kind of low - which is part of the reason we switched to this new dr. He is much more accessible and concerned.
So again, thanks for all of the advice and encouragement, it helped so much. We will update you on the new PSAs when he has them done.
Norskie, you will be in my prayers as you wait for your March test.
husband Jeff 45 years old, diagnosed 8/25/06
PSA 2.1, 2 of 12 samples at 3% & 4%, involving 1 side of prostate
Gleason 3+3=6 in both samples
laparoscopic radical prost. 10/17/06
cancer in both sides of prostate, positive in one area of margin
first PSA results 1/07 <0.01%
2nd PSA 4/07 <0.01%
3rd PSA 7/07 <0.01%
4th PSA 10/07 <0.01%
using vacumm device & injections for ed therapy, seeing some improvement
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