David, you are right the 0.01 is not scary.
If we had consistant readings of 0.01 I would be pretty happy. It's the other lab that throws some concern into the mix. The 0.03 is a little scary especially as it has risen a little from 0.02. Of course this could be explained by round-off and daily variation.
I am still amazed at the difference between the two labs.
I hope and believe that the results will stay flat at the levels they are now. Negative margins, negative everything, no SVI, no EPE, no PNI, small volume cancer, <2% of the prostate. Paul will be doing the next test later this week. Results in the first week of March - we are going on our annual summer beach holiday up north for a week in the last week of this month with close friends - we will do our best to forget the upcoming test results.
Husband's age: 52. Sydney Australia.
Family history: Mat. grandfather died of PC at 72. Mat. uncle died of PC at 60. He has hereditary PC.
PSA: Aug07 - 2.5|Feb08 - 1.7|Oct09 - 3.67 (free PSA 27%)|Feb10 - 4.03 (free PSA 31%) |Jun10 - 2.69. DRE normal.
Biopsy 28Apr10: negative for a diagnosis of PC however 3 focal ASAPs “atypical, suspicious but not diagnostic” for PC. Review of biopsy by experienced pathologist, 1/12 core: 10% 3+3 (left transitional), 1/12 core: ASAP (left apex)
Nerve sparing RP, 20Aug10 with Dr Stricker. Post-op path: 3+4 (ISUP 2005). Neg (margins, seminal vesicles, extraprostatic extension). Multifocal, with main involvement in the fibro-muscular zone. T2C.
Post RP PSA,
Lab 1: Sep10 – 0.02|Nov10 – 0.03|Dec10 – 0.03
Lab 2: Nov 10 - 0.01|Dec10 – 0.01
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