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  1. When my first biopsy was negative, but the Dr...

    When my first biopsy was negative, but the Dr suspected something, I was put on a round of antibiotics and my PSA retested, it went up again. Luckily the second biopsy did catch a bad spot...
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    - Do you have a copy of The Original Lab Report?...

    - Do you have a copy of The Original Lab Report?
    I do not, but it was taken after six weeks, "standard PSA" test, Quest Lab, undetectable.

    - Where/What Lab analyzed the blood?
    It's been Quest...
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    Yup, strong agree. Thanks.

    Yup, strong agree. Thanks.
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    The previous uPSA tests were all 0.10 Now it's a...

    The previous uPSA tests were all 0.10
    Now it's a 0.09.

    I was told that the lab used for standard tests is sensitive down to 0.07.

    I'm glad that I insisted on having PSA every six months...
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    New uPSA: 0.09 I've graduated to three month...

    New uPSA: 0.09

    I've graduated to three month retest.
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    If you decide on kegels, dont overwork it......

    If you decide on kegels, dont overwork it... Muscles need time to recover. I found alternating "heavy" kegel exercises with light ones worked best for me
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    Over the years, I must have seen the Dr a dozen...

    Over the years, I must have seen the Dr a dozen times... two of them for biopsies.

    And only those times was when had the most beautiful, prettiest nurses...

    I had a local for the biopsy. And...
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    I'm with the active treatment group. My biopsy...

    I'm with the active treatment group. My biopsy had a relatively small amount of G6, a tiny G7(G3+4) where several drs suggested AS.

    If I would have chosen AS, I would have had PSA tested every...
  9. Interesting reading, as I "graduated" from...

    Interesting reading, as I "graduated" from undetectable PSA six weeks after my surgery and continuing with <.1 tested every six months, to a surprise .1 six years later. (Wow a lot of sixes)...
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    about as good a news as I could get, 0.10 ...

    about as good a news as I could get, 0.10

    Retest in Two months.
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    Update: * Lymph nodes were not examined.surgeon...

    Update:
    * Lymph nodes were not examined.surgeon said that he felt no need considering my PSA and biopsy results.
    * PSA stayed a .1. the lab messed up and did not do the uPSA test. I'm getting...
  12. Yes, get a second opinion from Epstein. If he...

    Yes, get a second opinion from Epstein. If he concurs on G6... then if you decide on AS, then have a monitoring plan in place, such as genetic testing, PSA every three months, etc. And especially...
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    You do need treatment, and because of your age...

    You do need treatment, and because of your age most would recommend surgery. You can have radiation if the surgery doesn't do the trick, but it's hard to do surgery after radiation.

    Perhaps the...
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    No prior surgery, and i don't recall discussing...

    No prior surgery, and i don't recall discussing lymph nodes with my surgeon. Will check with my surgeon.
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    Lets say my PSA goes up to a .2 on the next...

    Lets say my PSA goes up to a .2 on the next test.... (and yes I will ask for the ultrasensitive test)

    What are my next steps? MRI of Prostate bed? Scan of lymph nodes and surrounding area?
    I'm...
  16. Thread: Psa Frequency

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    Interesting thread... - see this thread...

    Interesting thread...

    - see this thread (https://www.cancerforums.net/threads/56762-After-almost-six-years-Not-a-Zero) for more info about my rise in PSA...

    The tests I've been taking (same...
  17. Thread: Psa Frequency

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    After over five years of all zeros, my PSA inched...

    After over five years of all zeros, my PSA inched up.... So I am very glad I decided on a 6-month testing schedule. So it was detected earlier...

    All I did was schedule my annual physical and...
  18. Thread: Psa Frequency

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    Don't switch to annually. Stick to every six...

    Don't switch to annually. Stick to every six months.
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    It's been the same lab since my surgery. I have a...

    It's been the same lab since my surgery. I have a follow-up blood work in two months and surgeon visit, and will ask those questions... (not sure why the surgeon did not want three months, but so it...
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    Remains a .1 ... Retest in two months...

    Remains a .1 ... Retest in two months...
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    Had my PSA tested this morning, it's PSAnxiety...

    Had my PSA tested this morning, it's PSAnxiety Wait time....
  22. I decided on active treatment even with a very...

    I decided on active treatment even with a very low G4. I was relatively young and the idea of AS with any G4 was enough to for me to pull the trigger and have RP. And it turns out that the biopsy...
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    In some ways it's a "new normal". There are...

    In some ways it's a "new normal". There are stickies about incontinence and ED which are very helpful.

    My post RP PSA checks were done at 6 weeks, 3 months a couple of times, 6 months a couple...
  24. Back to the original thread for a bit.... As...

    Back to the original thread for a bit....

    As someone who was relatively young with PCa diagnosis (my son was 11 at the time), I decided to always err on the side of being aggressive.

    Even...
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    My surgeon was surprised when my six week PSA...

    My surgeon was surprised when my six week PSA came back a zero. Dropping from almost 9.5 down to .19 is good news...
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