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... Hi Howie, I'm responding to your first post that started this thread, and I'll put comments in green. Jim It sure is easier to think about all this when you are not on the firing line yourself, as you are now. (10 replies)
... PSA: July 2007 1.7 July 2008 1.6 July 2009 3.3 After receiving my latest PSA results, my PCP recommended that I retest and at the same time suggested that I make an appointment with a Urologist, which I did and comming up in a few weeks My dilema ---if I retest before seeing the urologist (without testing for Free PSA) there are only three potential outcomes. PSA... (10 replies)
... thumb to estimate the amount of PSA produced by healthy cells. One is that each cc of healthy tissue will produce 0. ... (36 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)
... but because it so often starts one on a slippery slope to often unnecessary treatment. By your age, most men will have some PC in their prostate if one looks hard enough, but the PC will most likely be indolent. ... (2 replies)
... rising PSA in spite of castration is known as "castrate resistant prostate cancer. ... (8 replies)
... BPH, prostatitis and prostate cancer. BPH is unlikely with a prostate that small, but finasteride can reduce it if it's BPH. You can take an antibiotic like Cipro to see if the PSA goes down due to prostatitis. You have to get a biopsy to determine if it's prostate cancer. ... (10 replies)
... Thanks for both replies. Update. Yesterday I went to see an oncologist I've seen before who is regarded as an expert in this area. He took another test and it was 2.7. He hasn't put me on any new therapy yet and says that there are many reasons for the fluctuation. I will continue to see him directly now every 6 months. I am much relieved, Although I know that the long term... (4 replies)
... rule out prostatitis if antibiotics don't work. Finasteride or Dutasteride is pretty good at resolving BPH and may even help with some incipient PC. However, if you take antibiotics and finasteride and your PSA does not go down, or if it goes down at first and then increases, it is most likely a recurrence. ... (4 replies)
Fast rising PSA
Nov 10, 2012
... reading in the last few days, both here on the forum, and elsewhere. With a sudden spike like that, they often prescribe a regimen of antibiotics and wait to see if the psa goes down, because it could indicate an infection. ... (3 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)
... The course of action would be to stop calutide for a while, a month that is, and see if PSA goes down. After that he will decide what has to be done. But ketoconazole is surely next in line of treatment. ... (46 replies)
... I think the basic reason the doctors are concerned is that your total PSA is higher than normal, although it's good that the DRE is negative. ... (17 replies)
... cancerous BPH will produce more PSA than a normally sized prostate. ... (10 replies)
... ly want the patient on blockade for at least a year, with the range thirteen to seventeen months being preferred. They are skeptical of getting the best results if blockade is shorter than nine months, but some researchers are trying that. ... (8 replies)
... I went to two different labs for my PSA tests. Seven weeks ago my PSA was 4. ... (1 replies)
... As was pointed out, if he doesn't get all of the tumor out or other tumors crop up, he could do another focal cyroablation down the road, but I'd prefer to only do it once, so I need to read the documents I have downloaded so far, as well as the ones you all pointed out to me. ... (29 replies)
... can reduce the potency of the juice. POM Wonderful juice is the only brand I know of that is refrigerated. However, it is in clear containers, so I'm not sure if POM Wonderful juice is affected much by light. ... (7 replies)
... One of my friends was in a similar situation to yours with a PSA of 19. he was referred to a urologist and diagnosed with an infection. After a course of antibiotics he was back in the normal range and has stayed there. ... (19 replies)
... at testosterone supplementation contributes to or aggravates PC. In fact, for hypogonadal men like yourself, some studies suggest that testosterone may help slow down cancer progression. ... (2 replies)

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