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Old 10-14-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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Re: PSA reading of 222.5

Hi Roscoe,

I'll join Baptista in welcoming you to the Board, and I'll add some thoughts in green. Baptista already covered some important points.

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Originally Posted by ross62 View Post
Hi All Got Psa Reading Of Over 200 Today , have no usual symtoms
Lost 20kgs In Less Than A 3 month.
GP Says 1000% Chance Its Cancer Anyone Similar Is This
Number Possible.
I had the same reaction when I got my first ever PSA; it was 113.6, which was a shock as I thought 10 was the top number possible. Odds are high that the GP will turn out to be right, but it isn't open and shut. Infection has been known to drive a PSA to over 200, though it is rare. Also, a month ago one of Canada's leading surgeons, Dr. Klotz, told an audience about a man who was an avid biker, and his PSA was over 1,000. All of that very high PSA was due to the biking, and his PSA returned to normal when he ceased riding his bike!

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Have Also Had Pain In Left Leg And Back.
Any Replies Greatly Appreciated

Cheers Roscoe
The high PSA, combined with the pain in leg and back and the weight loss are concerns. Do you have an explanation for the weight loss?

As Baptista said, there are approaches that are likely to help no matter what your circumstances.

Take care,

Jim