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Old 05-03-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Total PSA Level and Prostate Cancer Stage

For the past 11 years I've had BPH and Prostatitis problems with a gradual rise in my total PSA. I am presently 60 yrs of age. Last year my total PSA was 3.0 and my Free PSA was 31. On February 28 I had my annual PSA and DRE. My total PSA was 5.6 and the DRE was normal. My urologist put me on Cipro for 30 days. I returned for a follow up PSA test on May 1. Just received news that from February 28 until May 1 my total PSA has jumped from 5.6 to 11. I am scheduled for a biopsy.

QUESTION: With a jump in PSA from 5.6 to 11 in a little over 2 months just exactly how aggressive would prostate cancer be in view of such scores?

 
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Re: Total PSA Level and Prostate Cancer Stage

Are you taking Proscar or Avodart for your BPH?

 
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:07 AM   #3
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Re: Total PSA Level and Prostate Cancer Stage

Tall Allen:

I haven't been taking any perscription meds for BPH. I've been taking a natural substance known as Beta-Sistosterol. This has worked well in shrinking the prostate in size.

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Re: Total PSA Level and Prostate Cancer Stage

If the increase is due to prostate cancer, a doubling time of two months is certainly an adverse feature. On the plus side, your 31% free PSA is very good. PSA is very non-specific to prostate cancer, and with your history of BPH and prostatitis, you certainly may have a Cipro-resistant infection and/or BPH that may account for the increase. Cipro resistance may increase over time if you've used it several times and the prostatitis has come back -- maybe switch to Bactrim or to a different antibiotic? You also may have all three going on at the same time, which is very common. Only the biopsy can tell you the Gleason score, which is the best measure of PC aggressiveness.

If your biopsy is negative, you might want to consider using Avodart or Proscar instead of b-sitosterol. They may prevent low grade PC and will certainly do a better job on your BPH. Also, it will establish a new, more stable baseline for future PSA tests.

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:22 AM   #5
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Thanks forthe input Tall Allen.

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