I have always heard that prior to surgery, if you have had an orgasm within 72 hours prior to your PSA blood test, that the accuracy can be skewed and your true number will be altered or could be. Does anyone know if that is fact or fiction? And what about after surgery .... would the same hold true?
Dx Age:58 PSA 8/06 8.74, 10/09 7.46, 12/22 6.50 Needle Biopsy 11/10/09: 16/16 cores positive 2 - 85% of tissue
Gleason score 7 (3+4 with tertiary pattern 5). CT,Bone, and PET scans all negative.
Da Vinci laparoscopic prostatectomy performed on Jan. 07, 2010 at IU Simon Cancer Center… Indianapolis, IN Prostate size: 42 g Gleason score (primary + secondary): 4 + 3 = 7
Primary pattern (%):4, 60% Secondary pattern (%): 3, 35% Tertiary pattern (%): 5, 5%
Histologic type: Adenocarcinoma Variant histology present: No Multifocality: Yes
Extraprostatic extension: Yes Seminal vesicle invasion: No Cancer at surgical margin:No
Bladder neck involvement: No Lymph-vascular invasion: No Perineural invasion: Yes
Catheter removed Jan-19-10 Dry Nights 1 pad/day as of 2/4/10 Baseline PSA 2/3/10 <0.04
Post Edited (larryandangieohio) : 4/11/2010 6:22:08 AM (GMT-6)