Hey, I am no expert. I only know what I read here and learn from my uro and other places. My post surgery psa went from less than (minus).01 up to (plus).02 recently. My doctor said that he would not consider further treatment unless my psa went up to (plus) .2
Follow the decimal point here and the plus and minus. Your .019 is a .02 which is still considered undetectable by many testing sources
That is a much bigger jump. Unless your doctors know something you haven't shared here, I would say there is a bit of over reaction. I know nothing about a "scoop" procedure, but would be very cautious without some more information from other doctors.
PSA tests can jump all over the place for reasons doctors can't even explain. So, unless you have several tests above PLUS .2 your doctor would not be following protocol to suggest further treatment.
T2A, PSA 4.7
Gleason 4+4=8 right side
adrenocarcinoma of prostate
DaVinci Surgery 01/16/07
Post op report,confirms Gleason4+4=8 , no extra extension or invasion
No continence problems
PSA results 90 day (-.01) 6 months (-.01) 9 months (+.02)
PSA one year (+.02)
Using Caverject/viagra for continuing ED problems (one year)
Post Edited (lifeguyd) : 2/22/2008 8:18:20 PM (GMT-7)