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Old 10-26-2010, 08:13 AM   #1
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Concerned about prostrate cancer

I am concerned that I might have prostrate cancer. My PSA is 1.5 age 56 just had a DRE and found a section of my prostrate was tender and swollen fuller that the other side. What could this be??

 
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:06 AM   #2
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Re: Concerned about prostrate cancer

Surprised your urologist didn't address this when the blood panel PSA results were communicated. Your PSA # is actually low for your age - 4.0 is the "worry" threshold so, taken by itself, there is no red flag, per se.

In any case, research: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). You have a classic symptom which can sometimes be alleviated with oral medication such as Cipro - under physician's orders, of course. BPH was the bane of my existence for almost 20 years before steadily rising PSA's/periodic painful biopsies turned it into something more onerous.

Good luck, Mitch

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Old 12-04-2010, 01:11 AM   #3
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Re: Concerned about prostrate cancer

I have advance prostrate cancer stage 4 I treat it alterative and it works well but it sounds like just bhp I was told any PSA over 4 is usuly prostrate cancer but to make sure there is a urine test you can get done ask you doctor it detects any cancer if it is positive the one main thing I have done is stop all sugary process foods this has helped me a lot

 
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