I would like to read the responses to jmon's question about the significance of free PSA after an RP...anyone know the answer? or does anyone have a cited article or study regarding this subject? I know free PSA is available in the blood but what does the free PSA percentage show in the case of a man who has undergone an RP. Should it be a very low percentage figure or what...I don't know...anyone out there know...
Age 75 at DX 76 on 9 May 08
DRE positive with nodule 15 Jan 08
PSA 3.8 18 Jan 08
Biopsy 11 Mar 08 Gleason 8 (4+4) on the right 3 out of 12 positive <5%. Gleason 7 (4+3) on the left 1 out of 11 positive <5%.
Bone scan and CT scan Negative 12 Mar 08
Robot Assisted da Vinci prostectomy with Dr Fagin in Austin scheduled for 30 April 08.
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da Vinci successfully completed by Dr Fagin as scheduled.
Gleason downgraded to 3+4=7
Tumors confined to the prostate.
Bilateral tumor on right side 5 of 10 levels and on left side tumor present in 9 of 10 levels.
Extraprostatic Extension Negative
Seminal Vesicle Invasion Negative
As far as it goes between you, me and the fence post I am cured. But I am required to keep an eye out for the PSA due toward the end of June.