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... I know of a guy in his late 40's with a similar situation. His PSA spikes at times. Several biopsies with nothing positive. His PSA readings have always returned to the normal range. ... (7 replies)
... It may be too late for you to read this, but there are some other techniques to help assess or determine whether there is cancer other in addition to the free PSA mentioned earlier. ... (7 replies)
... My husband had a similar route, two negative biopsies, and a PSA increase. Had a saturation biopsy, and cancer was found. I believe he had false negative results prior to the final biopsy. That is not uncommon. ... (7 replies)

... My husband has been having increasing PSA levels for the past few yrs. ... (7 replies)
... and PC unequivocably I will state that there is no evidence to show that any amount of testosterone above castrate levels does anything to cause PC, to accelerate the growth of PC or to cause higher risk PC. ... (13 replies)
... Those PSA levels would suggest failure after an RP, but radiation and cryo are different. ... (5 replies)
... I don't have first-hand knowledge of hormone-blockade treatments, but I understand that these are sometimes used after various treatments are not effective. Has that been mentioned by your doctor? There's quite a bit of dialogue on this board on the topic. (5 replies)
... You may want to check out (non-invasive) HIFU treatment. Of course, this treatment is not yet offered in the USA. It is already established in Canada and Europe. HIFU proponents claim that prostate cancer patients, whose radiation therapy has failed and the cancer has returned, are offered new hope to those who previously had no curative option. (5 replies)
... in April of 2007 I received prostate cryosurgery. My first PSA after cryo was 0.03, the next PSA was 0.05 and the 3rd PSA was 0.07. My doctor thinks that the rise could be an indication of cruyosurgery failure, even though the PSA levels are below 0.10. ... (5 replies)
... My husband's PSA jumped from 3.2 to 9.6 in just over a year. Thank God the dr was vigilent on testing his PSA yearly. He had robotic surgery last July and we are still struggling with incontinence and ED. He lost both his nerve bundles but his margins are clear. ... (7 replies)
... Everyone's situation is different, but I would definitely be concerned with a one year increase from 9 to 14. At a minimum, he should be getting a confirming PSA with Free PSA. When was the last biopsy? ... (7 replies)
... With all due respect, I had 12 cores taken under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgical center. When I asked my uro why the special treatment for a simple biopsy procedure, he told me that his malpractice insurer forbids any surgery in his office. All outpatient surgery, regardless of the extent of the procedure, must be done in an outpatient surgical center in case of... (7 replies)
... Hope someone with more experience of PSA levels can help you out. ... (5 replies)
... saturation biopsy under normal conditions like a regular biopsy with 22 cores taken. With 2 prior biopsies negative, the doctor didn't want to fool around, the PSA was creeping up. Well, it did the trick. Found the cancer, and all is history. Thankfully they went this route and all is well and good! ... (7 replies)
... Say your true PSA was 3. ... (2 replies)
... infection and PSA, how PSA behaves when there is infection, and other influences on PSA. If you know all that, skip to "Using PubMed to answer your question. ... (1 replies)
... and having PSA tests every six months because of high levels. He underwent a biopsy a few years ago which was negative. ... (5 replies)
... covery from radiation and ADT. I would want PSAs every month, or at least every three months for a while to see if the PSADT slowed, stopped, or reversed versus increasing in that exponential pattern characteristic of prostate cancer. ... (3 replies)
... androgen therapy, the cancer is slowed down but eventually becomes resistant and grows by itself. The theory is that if testosterone levels are kept at normal levels, instead of declining, than the cancer does not develop. ... (4 replies)
... free psa levels were before each of your 4 biposies. Did you observe increasing values that warranted additional biopsies ? ... (21 replies)

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