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Old 07-30-2005, 08:03 PM   #1
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PSA 4.6, Free PSA 13%

PSA went from 4.3 to 4.6 in 6 weeks! Free PSA is 13%. Headed for Urologist soon. 51 years old, no risks factors, or symptons. DRE says Prostate is quite enlarged but nothing else. It seems there is a 25% chance of PC. I don't have a lot of faith in odds so I resigned myself to PC. My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia 2 1/2 months ago. Those odds were 1 in 300.!
I Don't need anymore problems now.


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Old 07-31-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Re: PSA 4.6, Free PSA 13%

Hello Azguy2. All I can do is wish you the best of luck. It sounds like you could use some. If the worst is confirmed, it sounds like you are the kind of guy to deal with it, and then get on with your life. Hopefully, it will just take a couple of antibiotics to get you straightened out. Let us know. All the best to you. Dave

Old 07-31-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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Re: PSA 4.6, Free PSA 13%

I hope you come out on the right side of the odds, but my scores were similar and I had PC.

48 years old, lots of cancer in family but not PC
PSA 4.7
2 weeks later, PSA 4.3, 17% free, DRE negative but felt prostate enlarged
Biopsy was 2 of 12 samples positive, 2 more suspicious in a 69 cc prostate. Uro was 'surprised' - thought it would be a benign enlarged gland.

Had my RRP last Monday and came home Thursday. I'm doing fine and will write more about this week after I get my pathology results Tuesday.
I'm not a doctor, just a guy who used to have a cancerous prostate....but I got over it...

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Old 07-31-2005, 06:39 PM   #4
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Re: PSA 4.6, Free PSA 13%

I spent the last three months reading about childhood Leukemia because of my daughter. Lauren 13 was diagnosed with ALL. The last month I have been reading about Prostate Cancer. When Lauren was diagnosed I took a battery of medical tests to make sure my health was in good shape because of Lauren.. I passed them all except this PSA test. 2005 is going to be a challenging year for our family. I would rather have some kind of life other then researching diseases! Itís interesting the number of people on this site 45+ to 60+ years whom are dealing with PC. This is supposed to be rare among this age group. My wife suggested maybe guys over 60 years donít care to use the NET.

Old 08-01-2005, 09:26 PM   #5
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Re: PSA 4.6, Free PSA 13%

I'm with James. My PSA was 4.6 (like yours) & free PSA was 14. DRE negative.
That was 3 years ago at age 46. Biopsies showed microscopic cancer in 2 core samples. Had a retropubic radical prostatectomy. Pathology showed 2 tumors not picked up by DRE or biopsy, one near the top of the prostate which would have broken through in a few years. A very hard decision, but one of the best I've ever made. PSA's have been undetectable since surgery. There was no prostate cancer in my family. Two years later my brother was diagnosed with it and had the same surgery. You are being bombarded with double trouble. Please take care of yourself so you can take care of Lauren. Let us know what happens.

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