Thanks for posting this link. Just dropped in momentarily tonight, and opened the link and read it, and found it interesting. Several years ago when I consulted with another member about PSA readings here, she mentioned these sorts of things (and the glands involved) that the article you provide also mentions. At the 3 year point we checked at last consult with doc, why the fluctuations between 0.02 and 0.03 for my husband, and confirmed (in my hubby's case) that this was probably the situation with his readings that small amounts were secreted by this gland. This is sort of at odds in a way I know, with recent discussions here about rising ultrasensitive readings, but this is a helpful resource for anyone wanting to read in more detail about other aspects as you say, in order to further inform their situation. Anyway, I found it interesting as it confirmed what someone wise once mentioned previously to me here, but explores it in more detail etc. thanks again Bill. While we keep a very close eye on CJ's PSA readings we are happy with all at the moment, and I always think of that Cowper gland or whatever it is called, as being responsible for the current 0.03...anyway every little bit of info helps... cheers for now Bill Boy! Lana
Creed_three (Lana) - with husband "CJ" now aged 52.5 yrs (49 years at diagnosis).
PSA (2002) 2.1. (2006) 3.5. 1 x 5% core of 12 positive at biopsy. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing April 2007 Sydney, Australia. Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7. 2 x small multifocal lesions. Contained. Undetectable <.1 PSA since: June 2007-0.01, Oct 2007-0.02, April 2008-0.02: Oct 2008-0.03, Nov, 2008-0.02, April 2009-0.03, April 2010 - 0.03.