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A big, big day today – my first blood test since surgery in late March shows UNDETECTABLE levels of prostate-specific antigen.

It was not unexpected. When the prostate has been removed and found not to have cancer cells near its margins, and the tumour is low-grade (Gleason 6), and there was no sign of anything in its immediate vicinity being cancerous, well the PSA will usually be nil.

However, it’s one thing to “know” this before the test, to understand this indeed is the likely outcome of the first PSA, because that’s what all the research, etc, says will be the case – but it’s quite another to actually get the result that confirms it.  READ MORE>

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