Posted 8/13/2015 8:23 PM (GMT -6)
So, I had my radical prostatectomy in July 2006, and have had regular PSA tests since then, all with results that were "undetectable" (officially, the results were < 0.01). Yesterday, I had a PSA test and the result came back as 0.04. I got this result via email from my doctor's office (Dr. Reiter, UCLA), who said simply, "Let’s repeat it again in a few months. Would be quite rare to progress now almost 9 years since his surgery."
So, should I be overly concerned? Is my doctor under-reacting? Should I be trying to repeat this test tomorrow? A few months seems a long time to wait, especially if could increase significantly. Or could these results be a fluke?