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... You mention your thinking that a growing benign prostate may account for some of the elevated PSA, but don't neglect the possible impact of the infection that appears to be present. The classic pattern of a prostate infection is an up and down PSA pattern, and that is consistent with your case. ... (17 replies)
Max PSA Level
Aug 11, 2009
... Thank you for your quick and thorough reply. I am still reeling from my PSA of 50.9. I am 59 and this is the first time to have this test. I have had DRE's in the past that were OK so this was a surprise, to say the least! ... (11 replies)
Max PSA Level
Aug 10, 2009
... Your question takes me back to what I thought when I was getting and waiting for results of my first ever PSA test at age 56. My father had passed on from prostate cancer in his early 80s, and I had steeled myself for a score as high as 10. ... (11 replies)

... at least, since it shows what the percentage likelihood is of prostate cancer when used with other points of information, such as your age and PSA. A high free PSA score means the likelihood of there being cancer is low. ... (6 replies)
... Hi Vinudev, I would like to welcome you to this board, though of course it's not a board any of us would like to have to know about. :) I have learned a lot about the areas in which you are interested, and I'll intersperse some comments in green in an excerpt of your post. If you have read my story, you know that I have been on intermittent hormonal blockade - almost... (3 replies)
... An infection or inflammation can drive PSA into the 50s, though my layman's impression is that that is not usual. ... (6 replies)
... I've been doing some reading about PSA levels, PCa, and the like, and I found an article that suggests scientists in the U.K. ... (2 replies)
... s been bouncing up and down from 4.9 and now down to 3.6 after two weeks of Cipro. I also had my Free PSA taken last week on my own and it was 16. ... (1 replies)
... Hi again Bob, I'm glad you know about Dr. King's study and that the doctor you are considering for CK SBRT has a connection with Stanford. I'll insert some comments in green. (9 replies)
... It's possible that an infection is the cause of the PSA increase, but it is true that a biopsy is the way to know if it is prostate cancer. ... (5 replies)
... ith radiation and what I felt were comparable risks of side effects both short and long term. Admittedly surgical risks are significant both from anaesthesia and infection although the actual incidence of serious or fatal incidents with a top surgeon were acceptable to me. ... (57 replies)
... tional risk factor in my case which Dr. Carter could or could not have picked up. I was a classic low risk, early stage, localised P.C. as far as could be known. PSA gradually rose from 3.6 to 4.6 over a year when a biopsy was advised and was 5.2 just prior to surgery four months later. ... (30 replies)

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