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Old 03-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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PSA going up from 4.28 to 7.20 to around 10.39

Hi, KCON, saw your reply to Byran, very informative! I am a 57 years old Chinese, my recent rountine check with the PSA going up from 4.28 to 7.20 to around 10.39 from early 2011 to Feb 2012. I have consulted a urology specialist they have asked a number of questions including whether I have problem in my urination during day time and night time, whether I have pain when urinating, whether I have a genetic problem for prostate cancer with my father or brother, all answer is "no", I have asked them what may be the causes for such a rise in PSA, anything to do with sex or food, the answers are no as well! I have done the TRUP and DRE both did not show njegative signs that may link with cancer! They are suggesting me to do a biopsy and see whether there are cancer cells! Is doing biopsy the right choice? what are the possible reasons or causes that may result in a high PSA other than BPH and prostatitis? What are the statistics of having NO cancer cells with a high PSA level?

Your comments is heartily appreciated!

 
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Re: PSA 4.4, what is survival rate with no treatment?

William

Welcome to the board.
I think that you can take part of Kcon’s post above as an answer to your case. Your PSA though is higher than Bryan and you are younger. Another thing you should consider is that in prostate cancer no two cases are equal but similar. What works for one may not work in another.

The worrisome in your case is that the doubling time of PSA is short at 7 months. Anything below 16 months requires close attention and proper check-ups.
Nevertheless there are cases where the increase is due to other causes such as infection or inflammation.
I would recommend you to discuss with your doctor on any possibility in taking anti-inflammatory/antibiotics drugs for a period of three weeks and follow with a biopsy if the PSA does not decrease to within the normal levels.

In any case, there are many ways to “fight” PCa and you would do well if such is needed. Being anxious is not a good beginning when handling the problem. Be positive and research or read books on diagnosis.
I recommend you a copy of the “Primer on Prostate Cancer, The Empowered Patient’s Guide” by Dr. Stephen Strum and Donna Pogliano.
You can also prepare a List of Questions for your doctor before your next visit.

I hope this is just a “bump” in your life routine and things turn out to be OK.

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Re: PSA 4.4, what is survival rate with no treatment?

For low risk PC, Gleason 6, low cores and low psa, recent released data indicate a 1.6 month additional survival for a 65 year old man having surgery vs doing nothing. Probably no survival benefit for anyone over 70. In order to make an informed decision you would need biopsy results that specified number of positive cores and % positive cores. A PCA3 test and a color doppler ultrasound can also add information as to agresssiveness, and tumor size and location. With all this added information you can feel comfortable making a decision. The lower the risk classification and the older the patient treatment will have the lest benefits to survival. In higher risk patients, Gleason <8, treatments will have a significant benefit.

 
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Re: PSA 4.4, what is survival rate with no treatment?

Baptista,

Thanks for your reply!

I will go and have a look at the book you recommend!
You are right, be positive! Hope that the PSA increase is other causes!

Thanks,

William

 
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