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... cancerous BPH will produce more PSA than a normally sized prostate. On the other hand, you can see why a smaller than normal prostate that is producing a normal amount of PSA or more would be a concern, though not necessarily a case of prostate cancer. ... (10 replies)
... This issue is very confusing. In reading Web MD and other sites like it, I read where having a small prostate with an elevated PSA is cause for concern. Then I read that if there is cancer present, PSA levels never go down. They stay the same or gradually go up. ... (10 replies)
... success rate. I was delighted to read and hear that. Caught early usually means a PSA level of under 10, a a Gleason score of 6 or less and a normal DRE. ... (12 replies)

Psa levels
May 9, 2009
... hi my father has high psa levels 40 when he should have 5 but they did another test and it came back 19, so should we be happy about it comeing back lower and what dose this mean? ... (1 replies)
... the result was a PSA doubling every 11.5 months, which is pretty good, especially when you had no sign of a recurrence until the five year point. ... (5 replies)
... it is .26. I have been advised to have radiation for the same 8 week period. I have read other research where PSA levels do sometimes rise after radiation. ... (5 replies)
... idea that a mild massage causes some cells to be shed into urine, which is collected shortly after the DRE. The sample is sent to one of at least two labs that can do the test. ... (10 replies)
... get the doc to prescribe a sedative to take before you go in. in retrospect, i wouldn't have needed it, but, hey, why not. ... (10 replies)
... There is no normal PSA number or range. What is important is the velocity of change. And, a doubling of 2.5 is 5. So, whether 4.4 or 5.1, both are suspicious. ... (10 replies)
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... et a lot of confidence in reading your comments on his recommendations and lack of willingness to consider what may or may not give cause to a higher than normal PSA reading. I had been in the 2. ... (10 replies)
... Your questions about testosterone comes up so often in my prostate cancer support group that I finally wrote a paper, complete with references, that you can hand to your urologist. ... (13 replies)
... Hoping someone can help me out with some questions regarding free PSA and the biopsy decision. It appears to me that free PSA typically increases as you get older. ... (1 replies)
... Prostate infections can be hard to identify and treat, but hopefully this is your urologist's first course of action... ... (12 replies)
... PSA testing can raise a "red flag" for you to look into what's going on, but it is not "specific" to prostate cancer...that means that other things can cause one's PSA level to rise, and elevated PSA does not specifically mean one has prostate cancer. ... (12 replies)
... I'm thinking with your doctor that you probably took the PSA too soon, but that level of 0.428 after 4 weeks and a starting point probably between 2.4 and 0.43 is puzzling. ... (13 replies)
... and not changing PSA levels, but I wanted to confirm that. ... (4 replies)
... or mushy." Also remember that the doctor can feel only part of the prostate during a DRE. ... (2 replies)
... The fact is that it's still hard in 2008 to pin down all prostate infection or inflammations. Often the doctor is successful, but there are many that cannot be pinned down. ... (1 replies)
... I believe that symptom is typical of an infection or inflammation of the prostate rather than cancer, at least most of the time, but I hope you will get some more responses, hopefully from someone who has also had that symptom. Hang in there! :cool: Jim (2 replies)


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