Take heart my friend. We were the same, but it is an undetectable result. Swim (as in Swimom) explained it brilliantly to me via email and said its OK to share her words. So this below eased my mind somewhat:
"To answer whether CJ’s PSA could bounce around by a number here
and there than back again…SURE, and it probably will. Don’t forget
that surgery often leaves a tiny bit of prostate tissue behind. The organ
isn’t exactly a solid organ on one end which makes it pretty hard to get
every remnant of tissue out. The Cowper’s gland produces a tiny amount
as well. There are other reasons for miniscule amounts of PSA showing
up on such a sensitive test. " (email around last Oct from Swim).
We are now up for another one Puget, and I am kind of expecting a minor bounce. However I do not think you have bounced - it could be the test, the rounding off to 2 decimals, or the gland descibed by Swim above.
Take care, and hope your mind can be eased. This is a good one I reckon, but I did ask the same question exactly when CJ's PSA went from 0.01 - 0.02. At the time, since everyone was so glad about
it, I emailed the question rather than posted it, however as Swim will tell you, I was rather freaked at the time... cheers, Lana
Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1. PSA (2006) 3.5. 1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. Cancer confined. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. Next PSA March 08.