Went in for my 6 month meeting with the Doc. PSA was reported @ 0.1, which the nurse commented as "that's interesting, it doesn't say <0.1 or undetectable. But with all the other results you should be OK." This started me worrying. When I asked the Doc about this he said that unless the next one comes back higher not to worry.
Of course I used a different lab for the test this time and reading the results from the first test there is a footnote that says "Values obtained from different assay methods cannot be used interchangeably. PSA levels regardless of value, should not be interpreted as absolute evidence".
I know from working in a chemical lab for 30 years that different people can run the same test on the same sample and get different results. But I'm still somewhat concerned.
I'm wondering if I should go back and have a retest done now or just wait until 9 months
Age- 59 @ Diagnosis
Diagnosed July 2007
PSA-4.0 (Free psa 11%)
Biopsy August 2007 - 2 of 4 on Right Side with 20%, Stage T1c
Cat Scan & Bone Scan both Clean
DaVinci Surgery Nov. 26th RWJUH Cancer Center, New brunswick, NJ
11/27/07 Home & on the road to recovery
12/4/2007 Catheter Out!
Pathology Report: Gleason 3+3=6
Organ contained Negative Margins
1/1/08 Back to Officiating Wrestling
2/27/08 1st Post Op PSA...<0.1 Undetectable
Still using a pad everyday for minor leaks (using Detrol for bladder spasms)
4/1/08 Trying Levitra every other day very little response :(
5/6/08 Stopped the Detrol....Didn't help anyway.
Response to stimulation getting better for Mr. Happy