Monday, January 7, 2008

Less than 0.1 again!

Great news, and I don't have to see the doctor again until May.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations for the results.
Do you have the exact figures under 0.1?

Replicant said...
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Replicant said...


My doctor is prescribing the standard PSA assay, which only goes down to 0.1. That's fine with me. I am definitely prone to PSA anxiety. Let's say my number, on the ultra-sensitive test, is 0.03 one time, then 0.04, then 0.05, then 0.02--I'd be going crazy for no reason.

Patrick Walsh has written about this in his book--and there's another version of the same argument here (scroll down on the page: "PSA Anxiety--the Downside of Ultrasensitive Tests"

There are others who would strongly disagree, and say the more information, the better.

To each his own--for me, I've got the right level of information.