I had a biopsy last December and it was negative. My PSA had been rising for last couple of years and was 4.5 at biopsy time. Now I just went to Urologist for f/u appt and my PSA is now 8.1!! He said we will do another PSA test in 2 months and also the urine test which is more sensitive. If it is still high, I am looking at a biopsy in the hospital where he can take more samples. He said from initial biopsy there is a 10% chance that cancer was missed. I am a bit worried now. I have no symptoms of prostatitis. I am 53 years old and my DAD had prostate cancer, but had surgery and is still alive at 88. HRView Thread
I am a healthy 53 yo male who had a rising PSA over the last couple of years, from 2.5 to 5.1 My urologist repeated the PSA last December and it decreased from 5.1 to 4.5 after a round of Cipro but he biopsied me in December and it was negative. I just saw him 4 months later and my PSA has spiked to 8.1. He wants to wait 2 months, repeat test and if still high do a biopsy in the hospital. What is the likelihood that I have PC? I have no symptoms of BPH at all. I am kind of concerned and wonder if I should wait only 1 month before repeating the PSA test. Thanks HRView Thread
I moved out of state last year and am going home to see my folks next month.,..wondering if I should tell my DAD my psa jumped from 4.5 to 8.1 since December 2012. Biopsy was negative in December. Do you think I have cancer? HRView Thread
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