Welcome and no, an elevated PSA isn't normal for any guy. There are other possibilities to explain not all of which are necessarily PCa. Going to the Uro is the right thing to do. He may want to repeat the biopsy which is the only way to really diagnose PCa. Unfortunately, while it may rule it in, it can't rule it out. There is no guarantee a needle biopsy is necessarily going to hit the cancer. Do you know how many cores were taken in his last biopsy? In any case, he should follow through with the Uro and see what the next step will be. BTW, I am 53 and my PSA was only 3.5, yet I ended up a G7(4+3). A good friend of mine just got his Dx yesterday, 51 with a PSA of 9 and he only had one core positive with a G6 (3+3). So, don't panic but keep reading and learning, and no a PSA of 9 isn't tremendously high at all..
Age 53- PSA 2/11 3.5
4/21/11 BX Path Report: 3 of 12 Left PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 Received PCa DX, G-8
open RP Performed, Right nerve bundle spared
5/24/11 Post Op Path Report: G-7(4+3) 7%, pT3a N0MX, EPE, +PNI, + Left margin, -SVI
6/1/11 Cath removed, Incontinence-No, ED-Yes.
6/16/2011 First Post-Op PSA: <0.1
7/18/2011 2nd Post-Op PSA: <0.1
10/19/2011 Next Scheduled PSA
Post Edited (rcroller) : 7/22/2011 1:23:11 PM (GMT-6)