Paul's has his blood drawn this morning at the two seperate laboratories we use for his 6 month PSA test.
The results will only be in a week and a half as we are going away tomorrow on our beach holiday.
We hope and pray that his results will stay stable and we will be so happy if they go down. We have every reason to hope that the results will be good - organ confined, 3+4, clear margins, T2C, small volume cancer 2%0.5cc, no SVI, no PNI. It's just the move up from 0.02 to 0.03 in a test that goes down to <0.01 which has us a little spooked.
It's all out of our control though .... wish us luck.
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
Post Edited (An38) : 2/17/2011 5:58:19 PM (GMT-7)