link to han tables.
enter your POST-op numbers and it will tell you what the likelihood is....
....I entered the numbers from your profile and here is what it gave as a result:
Recurrence Probability Following Radical Prostatectomy (by Han Table)
Probability of Biochemical Recurrence|
(detectable PSA level) at3 years after surgery: 16% (6-41)
5 years after surgery: 25% (9-58)
7 years after surgery: 35% (13-72)
10 years after surgery: 43% (17-81)
All numbers represent predictive probabilities with a 95 percent confidence interval
This is why many Gleason 8-10 men have radiation or other follow-on treatment after surgery, to increase the likelihood of taming the beast.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008
Post Edited (DanmanBob) : 7/21/2008 9:01:28 PM (GMT-6)