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... Infections can wax and wane, and they influence PSA and some other tests, such as "free PSA." Infections are often hard to pin down, though trial and error with various antibiotics is a common tactic. ... (4 replies)
... looking at a couple month waiting list to see a local urologist. I'm assuming he'll want to do a DRE and perhaps order a round of antibiotics followed by another PSA test if DRE is normal, but it's possible he'll want to do some imaging, or maybe a biopsy. Does that sounds about right? ... (1 replies)
... I'm really glad your doctor is using ultrasensitive PSA tests to monitor your case. ... (3 replies)

... In addition to Baptista's key points, knowing the PSA trend will help establish whether a recurrence, should one ever occur, is mild or significant. ... (4 replies)
... Hi medved, Kcon's post is outstanding, and shs50's post added a real-life example, but I want to comment on the recommendations you got from Johns Hopkins. Ill put it in green in an excerpt from your third post. Take care, Jim (15 replies)
... At least you have good family communication on that score, and you have an excellent PSA track record for comparison and trend watching. ... (1 replies)
... known for making the PSA level go up or down, and most of the time the PSA level changes it is not due to prostate cancer! ... (1 replies)
... in other words, the free PSA test became more useful as a tool. ... (2 replies)
... That would leave 2 PSA units to be accounted for to get to 5. But your title notes that your PSA has fluctuated between 4 and 10. ... (4 replies)
... The stability of the PSA at nearly the same value is an encouraging sign. ... (2 replies)
PSA rise
Nov 13, 2007
... First, something caused your PSA to jump all the way from .8 to 8.5, and then fall to 3.9 three weeks later. It could have been a test error as the doctor suspected. ... (9 replies)
... Seeing those PSA results helps. You started with normal numbers for a younger man, and over the long term you have seen an overall increasing trend as you hit mid fifty, as happens to many of us, though not usually as high as the latest three scores. ... (8 replies)
Any Thoughts
Sep 10, 2017
... Hi patvl246, Of course you did not want to join this prostate cancer club, but we have good people in it, and of all the major cancers, prostate cancer now has the best survival in the US, and I’m thinking that is likely true throughout the world. It’s normal to be very confused in the beginning. Here are some thoughts about your situation and choices. First, the... (17 replies)
... Just to keep this thread updated... Once the PSA hit .2 it just stayed there. Dr. Myers did not think it would go down any further without a new approach. ... (53 replies)
... I received my PSA blood test score today of 1.5. This is 14 months after Proton Treatment at Loma Linda. ... (1 replies)
... I am glad to know about your lower PSA. I hope the trend continues and it reaches the zeros. ... (19 replies)
... Because you got still your prostate in place, you may again experience a bounce in the trend of the PSA results. An increasing and decreasing curve before settling into a nadir. Just give time a chance to get a proper conclusion. ... (19 replies)
... I am inclined to wait three months and retake the PSA before doing a biopsy. But i would like to get some opinions from knowledgeable folks here. ... (19 replies)
... could well be accounting for that PSA of 6.4. One favorable criterion for active surveillance for men with diagnosed prostate cancer is a PSA density of 0.15 or lower, and you are well below 0.15. ... (5 replies)
... OR it could be a cause of momentarily flare due to the newer injection administered in April, if the shot was done before drawing blood for the PSA test. ... (13 replies)

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