I can understand, its just noise, beyond that, i dunno. JMHO.
I hear you. And I'm not suggesting that my approach is correct and yours is not. Every guy has to do what is right for them.
I considered two factors:
1) PC is a slow growing monster. I chose to wait longer for a more clear trend to develop, and felt the risks of waiting were small, especially since my surgical pathology report indicated that the PC was contained and my Gleason score was 4+3.
2) I'm an engineer, and I recognize that maintaining precise and consistent calibration of extremely sensitive equipment is difficult. Therefore, I'm comfortable attributing the small increases and decreases in my PSA history
to calibration drift, unless a clear trend proves otherwise.
Diagnosed and treated in 2013 at 41 years old.
DX Jan 2013 (PSA 9; BX G3+4, 5 of 12 cores). RALP Apr 2013 w/ Dr. Ash Tewari.
Nerves spared, T2c, N0, G4+3, tumor 10%, organ confined, -margins, -EPE, -SVI, +PNI.
Full continence. PSA undetectable. Minimal ED. (Previously used bimix and Viagra.)
/ Surgery Recap
/ Pathology Report
/ PSA History
I recommend these links:
- NCCN Prostate Cancer online book
(PDF download version
- Questions to ask a Robotic PCa surgeon
and/or a Brachytherapy radiation seeds specialist
- Dr. John Mulhall's excellent book
and YouTube videos (I
) on ED due to PCa treatment
- What you should know about Peyronie's Disease
Post Edited (gedman) : 4/5/2018 10:19:42 AM (GMT-6)