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    Prostate Cancer & PSA
    tony04williams posted:
    I had my prostate removed 2 yrs ago my PSA was 9 Gleason 7 I was told by the surgeon they left a very small part of the prostate behind that they considered cancer free to help with incontinence and ED.Since surgery every thing is going fine no incontinence and no ED problems.The only concern i have is my PSA for the last 2yrs it has been stable at 0.03 to 0.04 should it be 0 or am i still getting a reading because they left part of the prostate behind?
    Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
    The simple answer to your question is "yes."

    Typically a stable PSA at that low a level is considered indicative of benign prostate. With cancer, there is almost always a continual rise in PSA.
    tony04williams replied to Basir U Tareen, MD's response:
    Thank you so very much for taking the time to reply it puts my mind at ease.

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