I am glad I always had post-op PSA tests with two decimal places... In my opinion, it allowed me to see a pattern and jump on SRT at the most opportune time for success based on my post-op pathology.
With single decimal PSA, it would be mathematically possible to have an actual rise in PSA going from 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.12, 0.14 all reported as 0.1 in a single decimal test
In my opinion, you would have lost some valuable information about a potential BCR and the most timely, effective, and appropiate treatment strategy for it.
PCa is a true beast and I will always look for the best and most reasonable testing methods to keep my eye on it...
Best to all, pasayten
3/2007 - Dx 59 y/o - 12 point biopsy - Left 0/6 Right 1/6 Gleason 3+3 T1c
4/2007 - DaVinci RRP performed - Gleason 6 T2c Nx Mx
PSA 7/07 0.01, 6/08 0.02, 12/08 0.03, 10/09 0.13
11/09 Consult BCR and recommendation for SRT
1/2010 IMRT SRT started 32 sessions at 2 gys for 64 gys total.
6/2010 3 mth PSA post SRT = 0.02 My Extended Signature
Post Edited (pasayten) : 9/25/2010 12:46:45 AM (GMT-6)