Jmon....Only thing I could find was the following: http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022534705652871
which indicates that free PSA hasn't any significance regarding prediction of recurrent cancer. I wonder why doctors want a free PSA done anyway. I just got a prescript
ion from my doctors office regarding my upcoming PSA test on 24 June and they ask for "free and total PSA." Its puzzling to say the least.
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.
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