Got a PSA test 9 days after surgery

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James C.
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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
For info. only.  I had a regular scheduled blood work done 9 days after surgery, for my family doctor.  I didn't know they also tested the PSA until this morning, at the office visit.  The PSA dropped from 6.7 to .31 in 9 days.  I was glad, of course, but this is just a along the way result, the biggie still comes 6 wks. after surgery.  Interesting  that the PSA can drop 6.4 or so in just 9 days. 
James C. 
 
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Age 60 
4/19/07   PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist
4/26/07   3 wks of antibiotics/anti-inflam.   DRE- nothing detected but 'gross enlargement"
6/5/07    Recheck of PSA: 6.7, biopsy scheduled.
7/11/07   Biopsy- 16 core samples, ultrasound size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/17/07   Pathlogy report:  3 of 16 cancerous/ 5% involved, left lobe top, center, bottom, Gleason 3/3:6. Decision made for Retropubic RP
9/24/07   Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy performed 
9/26/07 Post-op Path Report: Gleason unchanged 3+3=6 Staging pT2c,
Prostate 110 gms, 2.2"x2.2"x1.75"
10/9/07  - Catheter out, no leaks, good control, so far, so good-
11/15/07  1st PSA scheduled

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