Lowandslow, that is why I stopped going to my local uro who did the dx but not the RRP. He does the 0.1 minimum test. He does this because, he says, noise, bla, bla. He really does this non sensitive test because that is the test equipment they have at their office and they do this in house and it is fine for dx'ing PCa, not so good after, until it's too late. Then oops's. I go to my GP who sends this out as he sends out all his blood work. What do you need a uro for, unless you are having some issues, all they are doing now is reading the psa test. I can do this and certainly my GP can. My ex-local uro also told me how horrible the RRP was ( he does (or did) the
open), said it would be maybe 8+ hours on the table, it was less than 2! Now that there is finally a daVinci town, I wonder what he says now?
And about the <0.13 you got, all that means is you are less than 0.13 and that does not but you in the zero club! you could be 0.129!. I am not trying to be unsuportive, but like others have said, you need better than you are getting. I would guess that you really are in the zero club but why not get the peace of mind to know one way or the other.
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent @ 12 months
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Methodist recomended AUS
AUS/ IPP performed 1/11/11 Methodist Houston
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.