I have read numerous threads on ultrasensitive psa anxiety. My anxiety seems to be never-ending. I know all the ups and downs of ultrasensitive testing. I just cannot seem to find significant number of men who are going through my Dad's situation, and all turns out ok. Here are my Dad's stats:
Bilateral Robotic Surgery: 2/08
Gleason=7 (3(90%) +4 (10%)) (tumor involving 2-5% of prostate)
post op PSA <.01 until 10/09 10/09=.01, 12/09=.01, 2/10=.01, 5/10=.02
His psa was very low at his diagnosis .6 (on proscar, so 1.2 adjusted), which is worrisome as well.
His oncologist (very well respected nationally) says it appears to be remaining prostate cancer. His surgeon says not so! Who has the best data on these ultrasensitive tests? His next psa is next week and it could go either way. It is driving me crazy. If only I could know how many men this happens to, without biochemical recurrence!
I would love to just "Laugh Again"