I know there are a lot of discussions about
what is a zero, and how ultrasensitive PSA test can be alarming, but this is why I prefer the ultrasensitive.
You can have a PSA for .01 to .09, and still be less that .1. If your initial PSA was a <.01, then a .1 is a jump. But if your baseline was .09, then a .1 is just .01 higher.
It's just my way of thinking and wanting to know. If a .1 to a .2 is of concern, then I think a <.01 to a .1 is equally concerning, but catching it earlier is better.
Good luck my friend. Sounds like you and the doc is right on topo of it.
Age 58, PSA 4.47 Biopsy - 2/12 cores , Gleason 4 + 5 = 9
Da Vinci, Cleveland Clinic 4/14/09 Nerves spared, but carved up a little.
0/23 lymph nodes involved pT3a NO MX
Catheter and 2 stints in ureters for 2 weeks .
Neg Margins, bladder neck negative
Living the Good Life, cancer free 6 week PSA <.03
3 month PSA <.01 (different lab)
5 month PSA <.03 (undetectable)
6 Month PSA <.01
1 pad a day, no progress on ED. Trimix injection
No pads, 1/1/10, 9 month PSA < .01