I too went through something like you and was very frustrated. My first test was generation I and second was generation II. I asked about generation III test and all three of my Doc's said not neccasary. They all said Gen I not good enough but Gen II does not make a difference in treatment options or recomendations. All off my tests from here on out are to be Gen II.
All the best,
Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old
DRE normal - Bouncing PSA for 5 or more years a high of 10
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
clinicaly 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 then off again and then back again at 4 months. Better with Viagra
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate. 1 positve margin measureing less than .5 ml at urethra and bladder..
Six week PSA < 0.1 Ya Ba Da Ba Dooooooooooo. Put a steak on the grill Wilma!!!!
4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test. Urologist wants to hold off on Radiation and watch PSA closely.
Leaning strongly to surveilance with PSA before Radiation. Doc says 50/50 chance of PSA re-occurence. What happened to 90%.
Next PSA in October..