I am not sure what you mean by free PSA. However, I had what I thought was a low PSA (2.7) and I still biopsied positive. According to my doctor the issue
is how fast does it go up.
As you can tell from my signature the biopsy came back with only 2 cores of 12 @25% with a 3+4 Gleason.
Post operative biopsy indicated only 2% in 5 of 35 slides. I was talking to my surgeon less than two hours ago. He told me do not let the low numbers fool you. The cancer was spread throughout the prostate. He also indicated that the 4 in the Gleason score meant that you do not fool around with it.
From what I have seen on this discussion group there have been a lot of Gleason scores go up after the post operative biopsy.
As one of you said, the PSA is only and indicator that says take a closer look.
I did get criticism from several sources for choosing surgery. The suggestions were radiation, wait and see, diet, prayer by itself, organic herbs. All of this came from people at the church we go to. The only two people that did not offer an opinion were Prostate Cancer themselves.
Age : 56
5mg Cialis daily
PSA 2.7; Gleasen (3+4) Biopsy 2 cores of 12 25% positive
DaVinci surgery 6/25/2010
Returned to work: 7/12/2010
Final Biopsy report
5 slides of 35 were 2% positive for cancer
Final Gleason (3+4)
ED: Still dead as a door knob
Still taking 5mg Cialis Daily