feb 6,2014 surgery. Davinci Robotic. Geason 3+4. Stage pT2, pN0. My 1st follow up psa March 20 <0.02; June 20, psa 0.02; September 18 psa 0.06. my concern is the obvious rise in psa. Although significantly below .2 warning level. Any thoughts on this increase and or recomendations. Thank you. Rob
also curious about high testosterone:
TESTOSTERONE, TOT.,S. 796.2 HI 193.0-740.0 ng/dL
SEX HORM.BIND.GLOB. 51 10-57 nmol/L
FREE TESTOSTERONE 130.94 30.00-150.00 pg/mL
Note: New Reference Range for Free Testosterone effective 7/11/2014.
LH 7.2 1.7-8.6 mIU/mL
FSH 5.4 1.5-12.4 mIU/mL
PROGESTERONE 0.65 0.20-1.40 ng/mL
ESTRADIOL 25.10 7.63-42.60 pg/mL
Hi Rob, the increase is not an issue at this point. Anything below one is good. Just keep an eye on it and test every few months. If your prostate has been removed and you still produce psa, it merely means that some of the prostate cells escaped removal and are still producing psa. ASlso your gleason score is quite low so the cancer you HAD was not a viable life threadening type.
Congrats on that!