Just to echo what has been said already.
I had a six week PSA and now a 4 month. My first was local community Generation 1 test 0.1 accuracy. University Doc wants only Generation II testing 0.05 and took the 4 month at the Big Hosp.
I have heard on this site many times that the 4 or six week is not done by all Docs because of residual levels. Those like my Doc want to see how fast it goes down for gauging and such. I think they like to see how it goes down. I am not a Doc but 0.1 dont sound bad.
I had a a bad margin and seeing it go undetectable in six weeks is evidence that there was no gross cancer left behind.
All the best,
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal - High PSA for 5 or more years
2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
Current PSA 6 - Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicalg Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,5 hour surgery , 3 hour recovery
Unexpected Cardiac issues appear and disappear?
Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage - Erectile funtion back on line 9 days
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate distal from apex. 1 positve margin at urethra and bladder.
Six week PSA < 0.05 Ya Ba Da Ba Dooooooooooo. Put a steak on the grill Wilma!!!!
Oncologist to discuss case with Urologist and Radiation Oncologist to consider radiation.