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Post op PSA for Radical Prostatectomy

05/08/2009

Question:

My husband underwent a radical prostatectomy four weeks ago having the da Vinci robotic assisted proceudre.

His post op PSA was .06. It was taken at 3 1/2 weeks. We had been told it needed to be .01 or .02 at six weeks to indicate that all the cancer had been removed. Do you think the .06 indicates a problem? Or did the early testing at 3 1/2 cause this reading?

I am feeling concern. Should his PSA be read again at 6 weeks?

Your answer will give me peace of mind. Thank you.

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