I agree with Billy on this one, the difference between .12 and .11, is well within normal tolerances of a sensitive test like these. Even day by day, there can be minor flucuations of what is a very minute portion of a number. In fractions, you are talking about
the difference between 11/100th of a PSA "point" and 12/100th of a PSA "point". Now if it continues in an organized and consitent rise over the next 3, 6, or 9 months out, that could be a noteworthy trend.
56, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves saved, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9 .05