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I have a lot going on at the moment my PC and two weeks ago my wife (lump in her breast )get result next week.I get that stressed as we have 14 yr old son that needs us.Well i feel better i went to see my urologist for some answers today.According to him I'm a long long way from where we should get worried .He explained 0.04 and 0.03 they are both so TINY don't worry until we and if we get up to .1 but we are a long way from that.Thanks Terry i appreciate everything you and all members did for me I'm so grateful.
I decided not to get the ultrasensitive PSA test after surgery. My doctor felt that the tests don't provide any extra information to help decide treatment options and that the variations cause unnecessary worry.
The standard number that most doctors will use to determine whether follow-up treatment is needed is 0.2... of course this depends on a lot of factors, including pre-surgery PSA, Gleason Score, pathology report, PSA Velocity, etc. The main thing to remember is that .03 and 0.04 are very small numbers and that the difference between them is probably within the accuracy of the tests.
Thanks for your post i agree absolutely with you the ultra sensitive test causes so much unnecessary anxiety.Your advise i agree with with and if it gets to .1 or .2 that is the time to look at further treatment.Some of the posts also cause unnecessary worry i have have people tell me at 0.04 i have a problem I'm nearly on the detectable stage which i know is not right.Thank for post let me know how you are going i wish you the best.