Get ready for some hard love brother!
I agree with everyone else that this should be of very little concern, and the best argument as Tall Allen says against doing the ultrasensitive test. You should worry more if other blood levels change such as phosphates, RBC and others such as cholesterol or blood sugar-glucose. Thats what my doctor told me when he saw my triglycerides,he was actually more worried about
me having a stroke than a rising PSA.
One day,I most assuredly will lose my less than sign, but at that time I will embrace it and figure out my next step, my next treatment. For me coming down from 71 to undetectable was miraculous, try to enjoy your "almost" undetectable (it probably still could be termed that).
But for some, their PSA rises out of control, My friend from DX at 92 PSA to earlier this year, two years later it rose to 1000. He is still working every day, still fighting, and doxetaxel is bringing his PSA down again. He surely has a lot more to worry about
than a miniscual rise in PSA. Or look at Todds 3150 at Dx or Charles at 5008 PSA. Now THAT was worrisome, but both are doing well lately I might add.
Suppose yours was .005 and now is .007. ,a theoretical 40% rise. Sounds big but as Pratoman said, it is more like from zero to zero, or like the saying, nothing from nothing is nothing. Another way to see it is your PSA is still only 1/142,857th of my friends, and yours is 99.999993% less than his! So get off that ledge right now!
Dan the Wing man aka WOE
P.S. You are amazing in reading all these posts here brother, there has been 416,295 of them!. I'm fortunate to read 20 per week for the past four years! You are about
412,265 ahead of me!!
DX PCa-Nov/2012,age 57=GS 3+4=7 & 4+3=7 w/mets PSA=71.2 start Lupron PSA=,
1/13=2.7 2/13=0.7 3/13=0.2 6 /13=0.1
9/ 13=0.7 11/13=1.4 12/13=2.7 4/14=2.7
9/14=1.4 11/14=<0.06 12/14=<0.06 1/15=<0.06 3/15=<0.06 6/15=<0.06
9/15=<0.06 12/15=<0.06 3/16=<0.06 6/16=<0.06 9/16=<0.06 12/16=<0.06
Post Edited (Wings of Eagles) : 12/5/2017 10:33:25 PM (GMT-7)