TAV after post surgery PSA test
My Urologist-Surgeon has ordered a PSA test to be completed 2 months after a robot assisted radical prostatectomy. I am currently 18 days post surgery. 60 years old and my PSA was 6.1 at the time of the surgery. Post pathology determined the cancer to be pT2 3+4 Gleason with negative margins, grade 2B. After the PSA test it should be followed up by TUV. Does anyone have any experience to what the TAV stands for and what it will determine? Thanks.
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TUV might mean "trans-urethral vaporization". It's done to deal with enlarged prostates. Why it would be indicated after a radical prostatectomy with negative margins is a mystery to me. That deserves a question to your care team.
Sorry, my mistake, I meant to state TAV. My Urologist is out of the office for a short while and I was curious of the term. In relation to prostate cancer the only terms I have found are Tumor Associated Vasculature and Telomere Associated Variables. It is likely just some sort of imaging test if the post op PSA test still has detectable values.
I am new to this forum. Are messages unable to be edited after being posted for a certain length of time?
corral, 'newbies' have some limits (think you can't post url links). The three dots to the right at the bottom of your comment allow for editing (not sure about for how long).
Hi @corral, I have edited your post for you to read TAV. Thank you for posting the answer to your own question.
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