Recurrence of PSA post prostectomy & IMRT

I HAD A PROSTECTOMY ON 18 JAN 20118 AFTER I WAS DIAGNOSED PROSTATE CANCER AT 8.2.

POST PROSTECTOMY PSA ROSE TO .09 AFTER 6  MONTHS. IMRT FOR 40 DAYS WAS CONDUCTED AROUND THE PROSTATE BED AREA BUT AFTER 6 MONTHS PAS HAS RISEN FRO <0.O5 TO <0.1.

 

HOW SERIOUS IS MY CANCER. IS IT RECURRING?

 

MANZOOR

Comments

  • VascodaGama
    VascodaGama Member Posts: 3,515 Member
    Different type of assays

    Syedman,

    The numbers you write above could be equal. I think that they were provided from different assays. One reads two decimal places (0.0X) and the other reads up to one decimal (0.X). The sign of "<" in both results represent the lower limit of detection of that assay (LLD). Accordingly, <0.05 could be equal to <0.1.

    In any case, you need three increases to consider recurrence. I recommend you to wait for the next PSA tests. Meanwhile enjoy life.

    Best,

    VG

     

  • Clevelandguy
    Clevelandguy Member Posts: 767 Member
    Trend?

    Hi,

    I agree with Vasco, you need at least three points to make a trend line.  Make sure that the reading all come from the same lab and are analyzed the same way. Need to compare apples to apples, good luck.

    Dave 3+4