First PSA Test

lighterwood67 Member Posts: 321 Member
edited July 2018 in Prostate Cancer #1

Well, I got the results of my first PSA test today.  I go to see my doctor on August 3.  I will be 4 months post RP this July 20th.  My Gleason was 4+3=7.  For your reading enjoyment and comments, here are the results:



< OR = 4.0 ng/mL



The total PSA value from this assay system is

standardized against the WHO standard.The test

result will be approximately 20% lower when compared

to the equimolar-standardized total PSA (Beckman

Coulter). Comparison of serial PSA results should be

interpreted with this fact in mind.


This test was performed using the Siemens

chemiluminescent method.Values obtained from

different assay methods cannot be used

interchangeably. PSA levels, regardless of

value, should not be interpreted as absolute                      

evidence of the presence or absence of disease.


  • MK1965
    MK1965 Member Posts: 230 Member

    Excellent result! Wish you more of the same!


  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 750 Member
    Great News

    Great news and hopefully many more.

    Dave 3+4

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,721 Member

    You are smarter than most, lighter. I see you as a winner in this game, sort-term and long-term.  Just a feeling. I don't know why, but my hunches here over the years have usually been spot-on.

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 899 Member
    So far

    So good; you must be relieved!

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,495 Member

    I believe you are celebrating the good result. Let's hope it stays that low forever. I wonder if you have recovered totally by now.

    Let's have a Martini and enjoy the sunset.



  • lighterwood67
    lighterwood67 Member Posts: 321 Member
    edited July 2018 #7

    Thanks for all the positive comments.  Yes, I am relieved.  Hopefully, it will stay low.  I told my wife looks like I am good for the summer.  Let's go camping.  Also, thank you folks for putting your thoughts, experiences, and knowledge of this cancer on paper and in this forum.  We open Johari's window, our private pane for the betterment of folks who share a common cancer.

  • ramaka
    ramaka Member Posts: 55
    Wow! Thats excellent PSA post

    Wow! Thats excellent PSA post RP! Hope it stays that way forever, Lighter! Very happy for you and your family!