I have read numerous messages concerning "acceptable" PSA after surgery but can not find any central threads on this subject. Many of you use the term "undetectable" but I am not sure what an exact definition of undetectable really means. All my doctor told me was that labs use different procedures to measure PSA with some being much more accurate than others. Therefore, he said to always use the same lab to get a consistent reading.
My specific question: My first post op PSA was 0.02 with the method being "Bayer Centaur". Is this reading considered "undetectable" or do I need to worry and look for alternative treatment.
Thanks in advance for any information. Ed
PSA 2.62, Negative DRE
Biopsy: Gleason 3,3 Stage T1c
Prostate 71 grams
Biopsy: Cancer 5% in one of twelve modules
DaVinci April 16, 2007, Cathter Removed Day 8
Tumor Confined To Prostate, Gleason 3,3
Surgical Margins and Seminal Vesicles Are Negative for Tumor
6 week after PSA .02