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BillyMac
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   Posted 3/4/2008 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd be interested in the opinions of members on the degree to which PSA readings are reported. I notice on the site here that PSA is mostly posted to two or three decimal places. My reports are only to one decimal place. My last two readings have the comments >0.1 (undetectable). After seeing the readings here I phoned the lab that does the analysis and asked them about the number. They said that although they produce the analysis to three decimal places, the convention and usual practice is for the report that is sent to the doctor only showing one. Do you all feel that if PSA is below 0.1 that is all you need or would you rather watch it on a ultra fine basis.
Regards,
Bill :-)
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcima-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4)
Biopsy pathologist's comment......neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP 8/07
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA 10/07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA 1/08 <0.1 undetectable


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/4/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Bill,
Here's a thread that may give you some insight as to the readings...
 
Is 0 PSA really 0  thread by Rock50
 
Stay close!
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
 
Previous thread by BillyMac:
 

 


mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina

 

v          We invite you to visit our personal thread:  Click Here:  “Our Journey” ~ Sharing is Caring 

April 3, 2006  53 on surgery day

RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy

PSA 4.6   Gleason  3+3=6    T2a   Confined to Prostate

4th PSA 2-13-2008 (23 months) Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)

Post Edited (bluebird) : 3/4/2008 7:46:42 PM (GMT-7)


BillyMac
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 1858
   Posted 3/4/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Many thanks Bluebird. Excellent information there which answered all my questions :-)
1/05 PSA----2.9 3/06-----3.2 3/07-------4.1 5/07------3.9 All negative DREs
Aged 59 when diagnosed
Biopsy 6/07----4 of 10 cores positive for Adenocarcima-------bummer!
Core 1 <5%, core 2----50%, core 3----60%, core 4----50%
Gleason 4+3=7 (80% grade 4)
Biopsy pathologist's comment......neither extracapsular nor perineural invasion is identified
CT scan and Bone scan show no evidence of metastases
Da Vinci RP 8/07
Post-op pathology:
Positive for perineural invasion and 1 small focal extension
Negative at surgical margins, negative node and negative vesicle involvement
Some 4+4=8 identified ........upgraded to Gleason 8
PSA 10/07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA 1/08 <0.1 undetectable


bluebird
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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 2542
   Posted 3/5/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue   Hey ~ Bill,

You are so welcome!! 

Here’s another link with information that will add to your knowledge base… 

 Perineural Invasion?

               click here

 

And I can’t move on until I send you a special message for your previous PSA Testing….

PSA 10/07 <0.1 undetectable
PSA 1/08 <0.1 undetectable

 

 

 

  tongue    cool   Yea!! Bill & Loved Ones,

 

  PSA  !!!~~~>>>  Woo~Hoo <<<~~~!!! undetectable

 

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

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

Enjoy it to the fullest. 

 

*     *     *     *     *     *

The ultimate “goal”… we all strive for… Thank you for sharing!

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

 

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