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Old 11-11-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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Re: Dad Diagnosed With Gleason (3+5)

Tim, Do you know the history of the PSA readings? My PSA's were rising and I had a biopsy when it got to 4.5. The biopsy showed no cancer. One year later, I had a urinary tract infection the day they took the blood sample for the PSA and it came out at 112. A repeat 4 months later showed 11. It eventually came back down in 6 to 9 months and by that time it was 6+. If your dad had an infection at the time the blood sample was taken, the PSA reading can go out of sight.

A Gleason of 8 (3+5) is high and I would want to have it removed. My brother had an 8 also. His was removed 13 years ago and he is doing well and currently has PSA's of zero.

Good luck
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