After my latest PSA test@ ~14 months coming back @ 0.15-0.20 (3 tests @ 3 labs, see profile) I asked my doc "what is going on?" His explanation was that there may have been some residual prostate cells that migrated into the uretha and or the bladder neck. Thus, a very low residual PSA reading.
He has kept me on a 3 month schedule for now and is watching for any doubling of the reading. He says that I may continue to have this low grade reading for some time but as long as it stays low that I will be OK.
Has anyone else had this experience and if so, how long has it been since your operation and what was the outcome?
Age- 59 @ Diagnosis
Diagnosed July 2007 PSA-4.0 (Free psa 11%)
Biopsy August 2007 - 2 of 4 on Right Side with 20%, Stage T1c
Gleason (3+4) Cat Scan & Bone Scan both Clean
DaVinci Surgery Nov. 26th RWJUH Cancer Center, New brunswick, NJ
11/27/07 Home & on the road to recovery
12/4/2007 Catheter Out!
Pathology Report: Gleason 3+3=6 Stage T2c Organ contained Negative Margins
1/1/08 Back to Officiating Wrestling
2/27/08 1st Post Op PSA...<0.1 Undetectable (Quest Labs)
Still using a pad everyday for minor leaks
4/1/08 Trying Levitra every other day very little response :(
Response to stimulation getting better for Mr. Happy
5/30/08 PSA...0.1 (Lab Corp Labs)
9/22/08 PSA...0.1 Still minor leakage ED better (Lab Corp Labs)
12/15/08 PSA...0.2 (Lab Corp Labs) Still minor Stress Leakage
1/14/09 PSA ...0.16 (Quest Labs) PSA 0.15 @ annual physical