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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 1/20/2011 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Being new to this i think i got a few things mixed up so i went to my
urologist office and asked the nurse for a print out of my PSA I should
have done it a lot earlier.First had surgery 15 April 2010 then had first
PSA 6 WEEKS LATER 0.02 then had another 4 weeks later 0.01 then
one month later 0.03 then he wanted to wait so i had another 3 month
later again 0.03 he said that it is good it has settled down .What do you guys think?
truckerbill

0Age 60
Diagnosed January 2010
RP April 15 2010
Nerve sparing Surgery
Pre Surgery PSA 9 Gleason 4+3=7 with focal perineural invasion
Capsular invasion –ABSENT
Extraprostatic spread =ABSENT
Perineural invasion-PRESENT
Lymphovascular invasion – ABSENT
Prostetic acinar adenocarcinoma
Bladder control post surgery perfect
ED a problem
Post surgery PSA@6wks 0.02@8wks 0.01@3mth&6mth 0.03

Fairwind
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 3887
   Posted 1/20/2011 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
The ultra-sensitive PSA will bounce around quite a bit..All of your numbers translate to "undetectable".. I would give the PSA drama a rest for a while..
Age 68.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE normal. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
age 58: 4.5
" 61: 5.2
" 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
" 65: 8.5, " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
" 66 9.0 "normal", 2ed biopsy, negative, BPH, Proscar
" 67 4.5 DRE "normal"
" 68 7.0 third biopsy positive, 4 out of 12, G-6,7, 9
RRP Sept 3 2010, pos margin, one pos vesicle nodes neg. Post Op PSA 0.9 SRT, HT NOW

livinadream
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   Posted 1/20/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that is an awesome PSA trend myself. In my unprofessional opinion anything starting with a .0 is good.
Go celebrate the great news.

peace to you
Dale

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   Posted 1/20/2011 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I should have got the results long ago but i tend to bury my head
and think it will go away.But i have decided to take charge first join
this forum and second try to find out as much as i can about my PC.
I didn't understand why all the PSA results are different still don't.
Also i have spoken to other PC survivors and they have not had as
many PSA tests as me. That tends to worry me is something wrong.
truckerbill.

0Age 60
Diagnosed January 2010
RP April 15 2010
Nerve sparing Surgery
Pre Surgery PSA 9 Gleason 4+3=7 with focal perineural invasion
Capsular invasion –ABSENT
Extraprostatic spread =ABSENT
Perineural invasion-PRESENT
Lymphovascular invasion – ABSENT
Prostetic acinar adenocarcinoma
Bladder control post surgery perfect
ED a problem
Post surgery PSA@6wks 0.02@8wks 0.01@3mth&6mth 0.03

Fairwind
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 3887
   Posted 1/20/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask for the standard test..Your results will be 0.0 You will feel MUCH better. With the ultra-sensitive test, every assay, every machine, every blood sample is different..They never come back 0.00 unless the lab intentionally zero's them out...It's just background noise. If you get two results exactly the same, it's just luck, not science...

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   Posted 1/20/2011 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I certainly like your answer it would be a good result i have a lot
to learn about PC . I must admit i get confused when i was told
last time my PSA was 0.03 for the second time 3mth & 6mth i thought
Oh no that's to high i expected no prostate no PSA but i know better
now. Thanks for your reply.
trucker bill.
Age 60
Diagnosed January 2010
RP April 15 2010
Nerve sparing Surgery
Pre Surgery PSA 9 Gleason 4+3=7 with focal perineural invasion
Capsular invasion –ABSENT
Extraprostatic spread =ABSENT
Perineural invasion-PRESENT
Lymphovascular invasion – ABSENT
Prostetic acinar adenocarcinoma
Bladder control post surgery perfect
ED a problem
Post surgery PSA@6wks 0.02@8wks 0.01@3mth&6mth 0.03

Tim G
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 2358
   Posted 1/20/2011 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Fairwind. Personally, I don't think that the ultrasensitive assays give a lot of useful information, but can cause one's anxiety index to go up.
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