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... Thank you for sharing this! My husband was recently "diagnosed" with PCa 7/14 We are waiting for an MRI (sept 18) followed by a biopsy (oct 2)...long waits! He seems to be feeling just as you describe! (as am I to a MUCH lesser degree). I've tried to get him to a support group as I don't possess the skills to handle all the fear he's dumping. He doesn't want to. So in... (5 replies)
... First, the shock, sadness, anxiety, and aloneness that you may be feeling is very normal and it sucks. Cancer is a most devastating word that shocks our psyche in a way that may be the most devastating news we have experienced. ... (5 replies)
... FDA approved urine test to aid in the decision whether or not a man needs a biopsy when he has a PSA in the 2 to 10 range. ... (3 replies)

... I am going to have a blood draw on Monday for a free psa so that I have that result when the urologist examines me on the 26th. ... (58 replies)
... ise. Other blood tests are often helpful before going ahead with a biopsy, though age is a factor. If you are young, say younger than about 50, that's a pretty high PSA. If you are in your 70s or older, that PSA is on the low side of normal. ... (3 replies)
... PSA level was normal at 2. ... (2 replies)
... Catching the cancer early is the best cure. Like sparky0911 mentions, biopsies aren't fun, but it gives you valuable information. My PSA was 12, I had a normal DRE and no symptoms. I had a biopsy done and it came back cancer positive in 2 of the 10 sites. ... (58 replies)
If 4.5 psa
Mar 27, 2009
... or to a combination of some of these. You are probably most worried about prostate cancer with that PSA of 4.5, but cancer is not the most likely cause. While such a PSA is in the zone of concern, it is not a very high PSA. ... (1 replies)
... One of the variables that would have to be determined to consider not doing a biopsy is the prostate volume. While a DRE is of some value, that measurement would require an ultrasound or an MRI. ... (12 replies)
... An infection or inflammation can drive PSA into the 50s, though my layman's impression is that that is not usual. ... (6 replies)
... Infection is a thoroughly established and well accepted factor for understanding PSA values. ... (37 replies)
First PSA 15.2
Jan 17, 2011
... The score that's driving the concern in your case is that PSA of 15. If there might be some infection involved, which would also likely boost PSA independent of cancer, that could alter the picture a lot. ... (13 replies)
... was prescribed and a bioposy was scheduled for the 7th week. So, 6 weeks from now he gets another PSA to see if it's down. If not a biopsy will be performed on the 7th week. ... (14 replies)
... s hard to be calm when you are thinking of prostate cancer as a possible explanation for that elevated series of PSA readings. ... (8 replies)
PSA anxiety
Mar 20, 2011
... risk type. The first fact is that your PSA is well under 10. The second is that you are not seeing a rise of more than 2.0 in a year. ... (10 replies)
... If you're really concerned, have your urologist run a free PSA test which is more indicative of cancer. ... (1 replies)
... I was, following the biopsy, ejaculating dead blood for the better part of three months following the procedure. The next PSA test spiked to 5. ... (0 replies)
... I was, following the biopsy, ejaculating dead blood for the better part of three months following the procedure. The next PSA test spiked to 5. ... (0 replies)
PSA anxiety
Mar 20, 2011
... My PSA has gone from 2. ... (10 replies)
Psa 13.82
Nov 10, 2011
... I did have a DRE and it came up negative. The UTI has been totally clear for over three weeks now. My prostate looked normal on the ultrasounds with no sign of enlargement. ... (5 replies)

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