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montee
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 315
   Posted 1/8/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I got the results of my 2 year psa and it was 0.04 instead of <0.04, called the lab just to see if they left the < off by mistake and they said it is printed by computer as is run and can't be clerical error.
 
With my pre-op history, I was just wondering if this could be a sign that it might be on the rise.
 
I know this has probably been asked and ansered before.
 
Thanks and have a good day.
 
Ron
diagnosed sept 2006 @ 54 years old, live in Georgia
 biopsy report gleason 3+4=7, right lobe only
psa 4.7  (psa rose 1 point per year for 3 years, urologist said still under 4 and no concern.  If I can find out about PSA velocity, why didn't he know!)
Told not to have surgery at Dana Farber as cancer had already penetrated prostate, in seminal vesicles, would have positive margins. Would only treat with radiation and HT
RP Emory Atlanta December 2006
Path-negative margins, negative lymph nodes
negative seminal vesicles, multifocal perineural invasion, both lobes involved
40% gland involved
gleason 3+4=7
Fully continent 2 weeks post catheter removal
1st psa April 2007-<0.04
 6 Mos PSA <0.04
9 mos PSA still <0.04
12 mos PSA still <0.04
15 mos PSA <0.04 (3-21-2008) 
18 mos PSA <0.04 (6-25-2008)
21 mos PSA <0.04 (9-10-2008)
Blessed


Doting Daughter
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 1/8/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
.04 is still considered undetectable, but I understand your anxiety. I would try not to worry until your next PSA. Easier said than done I know. There is a good chance, it could be a tiny fluctuation. Hopefully, your next test will go back down. Hang in there and keep us posted.
Father's Age 62 (now 63)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

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Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 1/8/2009 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Montee,
 
I here your concern with these PSA numbers.  I have had four labs do the testing.  Three use different generation tests. ,<.1 or <.05 and then <0.01 and now I got 0.01.   I will now stay with the same lab and my Doc just saws relax it is undetectable.  My current lab states they go to 0.008.  So I am at 0.01.  Does that mean they are detecting something.  Again my Doc says, relax it is undetectable.
 
 
I know I didn't help you but I here you loud and clear.
 
Frank
 
Age 54
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6 
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008, University of Chicago.
Catheter out in 7 days normaly expected leakage
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, (3+4) 10 % of both portions of prostate
Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear, single positve margin at apex measuring less than 1/2mm. 
PSA Six week < 0.1 4 month PSA <.05 6 month PSA<0.01,9 month<0.01
Watching PSA @ 3 months for 2 years,  will do salvage radiation if necessary.
Fair to Good results with Viagra,  side effects are bothersome at times. 
 

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