Have not been on the site as regular lately as I was during and before my surgery but thought some of you would be interested in progress from a Six Month guy.
I had a single short bad margin after my DaVinci and decided not to do Pre-emptive Radiation. 50/50 chance of PSA re-occurence per Urologist.
6 week PSA= less than 0.1 old type PSA lab
3 month PSA=less than 0.05 2nd generation test I am told
6 Month PSA=is 0.010 3rd generation test I am told.
Urologist states this measurement is below their accepted standard and therefore is considered undetectable. Next PSA not for six months.
My question is ..... Six months for observation with a bad margin. Is this the standard? Does any others have comments on this third generation test too. It suposedly goes to 0.008. Also, any comments from guys with bad margins doing surveilance on their time between PSA's would be great.
I am being cautious with my feelings of celebration here but if I can go six months with out testing. Oh boy, oh boy I am a happy man.