I had the pleasure of talking on the phone this evening with a guy who has just joined HW. Something I said in one of my posts prompted him to email me about talking with me personally.
He is on his on search for answers to PCa and the right approach for him. I very much enjoyed the conversation.
During the conversation he mentioned that his 2nd opinion Urologist suggested prior to doing a biopsy that they conduct a PCA3 test.
I have to admit I had not heard of it before. Now maybe it has been discussed here at HW before, but it must have been before I joined.
At any rate here is a link discussing it and to me it looks promising and NON-INVASIVE.
What do you guys know about this and/or think about it?
61 years old
PSA 11/07 3.0
PSA 5/09 6.4
Diagnosis confirmed July 9, 2009
12 Needle Biopsy = 9 clear , 3 postive
<5%, 90%, 40%
Gleason Score (3+4) 7 in all positive cores
CT Organ Scan - negative
Nuclear Bone Scan - Negative
da Vinci 9/17/09 Dr. Mani Menon Henry Ford Medical Institute
Post Surgery Pathology:
Gleason: Changed to (4+3) = 7
Tumor Volume 12.5%
ALL NERVES SPARED
Margins: focally positive right posterior mid level
Perineural Invasion: present
Seminal Invasion: absent
Venous Invasion: absent
Angiolymphatic Invasion: absent
Left Internal iliac lymph node: reveals zero
Right Internal lymph node: reveals zero