You have had quite a journey. That must have been some 50th birthday party you had 4 years ago. There is some disagreement about
what constitutes a "Bad" PSA. But everyone agrees that if it's the same as your age you need to do something. I'm glad you got right on it.
I noticed that your post RP PSAs were to 3 digits and you started treatment when you reached 0.065, up from 0.027, 0.043. Many of the guys here only have results to one digit. They would have only seen "<0.1" and would be enjoying a beer - not far from a toilet of course. Who know when it would have crossed the 0.2 threshold?
A while back, we collected costs for PSA tests around the country and found that a single digit "screening" test costs virtually the same as a 2 digit "diagnostic" test. Surprisingly, one lab actually charged more for the single digit. Why? The prices ranged from $60 - $110 + ~$15 for the phlebotomy.
Do you have any idea what your 3 digit test cost? If you don't that is OK. I don't want to burden a new guy with homework.
Jeff (the Leaking one)
By the way you don't have a lock on potatoes. Someday you must try a Wayland Potato.
Married 34 years, DX Age 56
. First routine PSA test on April 8, 09: 17.8. Start 2 weeks of Cipro to rule out protatitis. May '09 PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2
. Biopsy 6/10/09
: 7/12 scores positive, 20%-70%, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone and C/T scans neg. RP DaVinci -7/21/2009
@ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared. Catheter removed - 7/31/2009
Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7, Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm,
location: both lobes and apex.
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive.
No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX Post Surgery Status: Potency -
12/11 5 months, Still no activity, zip. Using pump daily since 11/11. No effect with 20 mg of Cialis or 100 mg of Viagra. Shots next See Uro 1/22/10 Trimix #1. Try 0.08- 25%, 0.12-25%, 2/26/10 try 0.16 First Success! 90%. Incontinence -
8/20 4 full pads per day
.. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (Try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
12/11 5 months: Still 3 pads per day. 400-450ml/day
2/26/10 7 months: Still 3 pads but leak is now 320 ml (5 day avg.)Post Surgery PSA -
9/3 6 weeks - 0.05; 10/13 3 months - 0.04, 1/14 6 months - 0.05.
Post Edited (Worried Guy) : 3/23/2010 7:21:30 AM (GMT-6)