That is terrific news. May your goose eggs continue.
I am adding a note on this thread. I feel it's worth mentioning. I had my surgery on 2/16, just four weeks ago, After my poor postop pathology I was referred to an oncologist. After just two weeks from the surgery my PSA was tested and I came in at 0.9. my oncologist was happy but very guarded. He went on to state that PSA is typically 50% drop off per day +-5%. He was hoping I was .2 or less. We rescheduled a PSA for the 25th of March. But he also had the radiaologist contact me and I came right in when he did. He ordered another PSA just last Monday. Well it was supposed to be turned right back around but because of a paperwork foulup, I will have the results tomorrow. After talking to the radiaologist, however, he felt that my 0.9 was excellent and I could be zero's now. Well I'm on pins and needles, but I find it interesting that there is such a variation between doctors. My oncologist was also positive in that he felt that there is room for a study among the major centers to do STAT tests before, during, and perhaps every 6-8 hours after surgery. Do this in some patients every 24 hours after surgery to develop histograms that can give a clearer picture on the behavior of PSA after surgery. His theory was that he believes that the handling of a diseased prostate can "splash" or release more PSA at that point. Thus, a person with a 4.4 can go to a 10.4 in the hours after the prostate is removed. But be 0.0 in six weeks. Very interesting. But I find myself as the guinea pig, because I will have had PSA tests at two weeks before surgery and 2, 3.5, 5 weeks, and three months after surgery. I am keeping my date with my oncologist for the 25th and requesting he marks the 3rd month after surgery as well. What the heck it's only a little test. One that could have been very valuable a couple years ago for me. I saw somewhere else in this forum someone mention that they were told PSA has a half life of 18 days. I know that is false by my own experience, I went from 13.9 to .9 in thirteen days.
I may also post the body of this message on a new thread. I'm not sure of the medical value but certainly this is contraversial among our doctors.
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 3/15/2007 11:33:22 PM (GMT-6)