You are right about
two things, first that there is room for error in ultrasensitive testing. Mostly lab error, but there are times that an echo exists and causes a reading. I read that ladies can produce ultra low amounts of PSA that can be detected with these tests and that if we are talking about
a hundreth of a point then it's useless information. Although it is possible to see trends over time with these tests, but Aspen nails it, why go through the aggravation. Most doctors won't take any action unless there is significant movement in the tenths and a standard Bayer Assay works just fine here.
Oh, yea the other thing you were right about
: Indeed a good day for you. And glad to hear it...stay well and keep on keepin' on...
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (January 13, 2009): <0.1
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