Posted 11/30/2007 4:17 AM (GMT -7)
Well, thought I would check in with another three month update.
To follow on with the last update, I never did schedule the second opinion with JH. I got really busy at work and decided I would wait one more test (maybe the 0.1 was a fluke). Anyway, I read that the JH standard for reoccurrence was at 0.2 and I was not there yet.
Anyway, my latest PSA came in at 0.1. In my mind this is good in that it is not a post surgery rise. But it also indicates that the 0.1 of the previous test might not be a fluke.
So I have a scheduled appointment with a radiation oncologist December 13. It might not lead to anything, but I do want the second opinion.
If anything I would like a more accurate reading. One question..does anyone know..If I have a PSA test that reads to one decimal point, is it rounded or truncated. In other words does my reading of 0.1 mean that my PSA is between .05 and .14 or between .10 and .19. Curious?
51 Year Old DBA by profession; amateur pianist by passion.
June 2006: PSA 4.6. DRE prostate enlarged.
Aug 2006: Second opinion confirms first. Biopsy suggested.
Sep 2006: Biopsy results positive one lobe. Gleason 3+3.
Nov 2006: RPA performed at Fletcher Allen in Burlington VT.
Nov 2006: Pathology report: Stage T3a and Gleason 3+4.
Dec 2006: PSA 0.1
Feb 2007: PSA 0.0 (under 0.1)
May 2007: PSA 0.0 (under 0.1)