1 1/2 year PSA test

fcatroneo
fcatroneo Member Posts: 89
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
I have been on this website since I have been diagnosed. I am having my 1 1/2 year PSA test since surgery. As all of you know, I am scared. Would like all of you to say a prayer that it is negitive.
Thanks for all your support, I will keep you all posted.

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  • rockin01
    rockin01 Member Posts: 3
    This is my first post, althought I have been reading the entries here for a few days. I have seen your name come up a lot, usually helping and encouraging others. Well, it's your turn now- be encouraged, my friend. You have my prayers. I had the robotic surgery 3 weeks ago, and my first post-op PSA comes up in June, so I could use your prayers also. Godspeed.
  • rogermoore
    rogermoore Member Posts: 264
    rockin01 said:

    This is my first post, althought I have been reading the entries here for a few days. I have seen your name come up a lot, usually helping and encouraging others. Well, it's your turn now- be encouraged, my friend. You have my prayers. I had the robotic surgery 3 weeks ago, and my first post-op PSA comes up in June, so I could use your prayers also. Godspeed.

    To both of you I wish only the very best results. Keep positive thoughts and know we are all praying for extremely low, or non-existant numbers.

    Roger
  • nodawgs
    nodawgs Member Posts: 116
    A PSA assay does not go into a negative value. However, it can be so low as to be undetectable. Waiting for 1 1/2 years for a post-op PSA is unimaginable. By the same token, a PSA assay directly after surgery would likely be inaccurate due to residual PSA. However, your surgeon or urologist would normally have you back in for a PSA assay a month or so post-op or at least at 3 or 6-months intervals.
  • fcatroneo
    fcatroneo Member Posts: 89
    nodawgs said:

    A PSA assay does not go into a negative value. However, it can be so low as to be undetectable. Waiting for 1 1/2 years for a post-op PSA is unimaginable. By the same token, a PSA assay directly after surgery would likely be inaccurate due to residual PSA. However, your surgeon or urologist would normally have you back in for a PSA assay a month or so post-op or at least at 3 or 6-months intervals.

    This is not my first PSA since Surgery.....I took PSA exams every 3 months after surgery, now every six months.
  • nodawgs
    nodawgs Member Posts: 116
    fcatroneo said:

    This is not my first PSA since Surgery.....I took PSA exams every 3 months after surgery, now every six months.

    Sorry...from the tone of the message, I presumed this was a major, milestone event. I'm end stage and not a prayer person. However, if I were, I'd ask the divine intervener to start tending to business by focusing on the 52.2 innocent infants and adolescents that die horrific deaths from this wretched disease every single day.
  • AuthorUnknown
    AuthorUnknown Member Posts: 1,537 Member
    please take a look at this:

    http://www.tinyurl.com/3dqbxg

    thanks!