Dear Mr Thompson
Thank you for referring your question. A Prostate Specific Antigen
(PSA) reading of 0.1ng/ml represents “zero” PSA. Technically speaking a PSA
reading of 0.1ng/ml or less represents remission.
A “normal” PSA reading is considered any reading not exceeding 2ng/ml.
The presence of detectable levels of over 0.1ng/ml means that there are
still some PSA-producing prostate cells somewhere in the body. After a radical
prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate gland), with a rise in PSA of
0.2ng/ml may indicate a recurrence of cancer – but seeing that your father did
not have a prostatectomy, a PSA reading of 0.11ng/ml shows that there is only a
very slight increase in his PSA level.
You should not be overly concerned, however, it is good to hear that
the General Practitioner forwarded the report to your father’s specialist. It
is now essential that you follow-up with the specialist to confirm whether your
father needs any additional testing to alleviate any concerns that you may
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