What should I ask the doc about PSA?

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   Posted 1/20/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I got my first results at three months by e-message:

"I am happy to let you know that your PSA was <0.1. Excellent result."

I see Dr Troxel next week. My first question might be How much < than one tenth? The lab lady was a nice vampire but she could not tell me if this was an ultra sensitive test.

Are there any other things I could/should ask so I sound like I know what I am talking about?

Age 48 w/diagnosed
10/06 PSA 3.0
11/06 PSA FREE %13.2
10/07 PSA 3.4
12/07 Biopsy-neg
1/09 PSA 4.6
6/09 psa 5.8
2/10 psa 8.7
7/10 PSA 10.8
8/2010 3rd biopsy GG 3+3=6, one of eight cores -2%
Lap 10/22/10 Dr. Troxel
Path- Neg Margins, Gleason 6, Nerves spared, 85 gm
Cath out Nov 2, Dec 2nd 2 pads/day

James C.
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 4463
   Posted 1/20/2011 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on the zero result. Good to see the continence is coming along.

Things to ask?
What is gonna be my testing schedule now.
Do you or I need to ask for ultra-sensitive, or will the regular do?
What is your plans and time line for beginning on ED recovery (if that is a problem still to be fixed)

Since you now have such a good path report and a low psa, there's not much in the cancer line to worry about, so the ed is probably next.

James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Probable microscopic involvement-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 04/10-.06, 09/10-.09, 01/11-.09
ED-total-Bimix 30cc
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