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lowandslow
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   Posted 6/2/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
My first post surgery psa result was .13. Disappointment abounds. I think I will go to a different lab? Wait a week or two? Advice? Dunno. Crappers...........

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   Posted 6/2/2011 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Lets see - 10 weeks out, and all indicators that it was contained.
 
My first reaction would be to try again with a different lab. We do know that they vary from experience.
 
Don't see any reason to wait?
 
 
 
 
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Tim G
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   Posted 6/2/2011 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
You can always have your physician's office request a repeat test (no charge) on the first sample.  The labs usually keep the blood stored for about a week.  If it's the same, a repeat in a few weeks to a month sounds appropriate. 

maldugs
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   Posted 6/2/2011 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
As you can see, mine has been 0.5 post op, to 0.7 for nearly 4 years, I would get another test for comparison.

Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept 07 Totally dry
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5
Started SRT on 5th Dec.
Finished 24 Feb 08
PSA from 30th April 08, until now range- 0.5 to 0.7

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/2/2011 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree to, another test to see what it really is.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
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