PSSSSSAAA not the airline ? when is high, high ?

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flippin out
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 10/17/2007 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
 So if they are not worried about a PSA of 1-5 when you have a prostrate why is .1-.2 such an issue devil

54 surgery day PSA 8 day after .00000????

17th Month PSA .1

one positive margin

very little side effects

everything is working. tongue

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 10/17/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
If you don't have a prostate then you should not have a PSA. A rising PSA at any level is cause for concern. If you still have a prostate a PSA rising from 1.3 to 2.5 is an issue and should be treated. Unfortunately for us post kids. We need zeros.

Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable.  It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 626
   Posted 10/17/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Not being worried about a PSA between 1 and 5 is not a safe reaction. On this forum men with PSAs of less then 2.0 have ended up with PCa while men with PSAs above 10 have not. It is not just the absolute number that is important but what the trend is along with the results of a DRE. If there is history of PCa in the family then it is recommended that the PSA be tracked starting at 40. I have suggested to my male friends to request a baseline PSA earlier then 40. There is a trend that for men diagnosed young (before 50) the PCa tends to be more aggressive. That is a good reason to be very conservative about your PSA and DRE at a young age.

Diagnosed 7/6/06, 1 of 10 core samples, 40%,Stage T1c, Gleason 3+3
Da Vinci on 11/01/06, Catheter out on 11/13/06
56 Years Old
Post Op Path, Gleason 3+3, Approx. 5% of prostate involved
Prostate Confined, margins clear
Undetectable PSA on 12/18/06
No more pads as of 1/13/07
Began injections in April '07
Undetectable PSA on 6/25/07

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