Today's results, PSA <0.020 is this good news? Does this mean not detectible?
At my Oct 2016 blood draw the results at the Uro's office was <0.020 and my Uro said that the <0.020 was great news. But at my 2016 Dec lab draw for my MO it was 0.080? is this a differant standard?
I was set to go to my Uro on Feb 1, but my work pushed the test back till today. I hate going to a differant lab as it seems there is a differance in what the re****s are. I drove from Atlanta, Ga to Jackson MS and back today.
I travel a lot with my work and my URO said that we need to keep up the 3 month draw. He said if I was on the road, they could send a referal out to a Lab that I find close to my work. The only walk in lab I could find here in Atlanta was Quest, and I have heard some negitive comments about
Mr Uro said any lab would be ok, but if the results came back with a ??'s he would look for a better source for the test than the one I picked. Is Quest worth the time of day?
40 rounds of RT plus
The initial path GS from the 12 core biopsy:
2 of 2 were benign
2 of 2 had <0.3mm foci present
5+5=10, in 1 of 2 cores and 1 was less than 0.2mm
4+5=9, in 2 of 2 cores
4+4=8, in 2 of 2 cores
4+5=9, in 2 of 2 cores, with perineural space invasion identified
Weight 40 grams
Second opinion of the slides, GS 9
All 17 lymph nodes were negative.
Prostate size: 4.1 x 3.7 x 4.9 cm
Prostate weight: 53 grams
Total GS 9 (4+5=9)
40% of the prostate involved
Seminal vesicles invasion: Identified
Margins: Minute focus of left posterior margin involved by the tumor. In the right and left apex there is focus approaching the edge, but due to the absence of ink in the portion, it cannot be definitively said that it is a true margin
Perineural invasion: Present, extensive
Path staging: pT3bNO
Post Edited (ntzguy) : 3/3/2017 11:39:47 AM (GMT-7)