Your personnal opinion on a PSA rise from .02 to .07 in 60 days. What has me concerned is the fact that my PSA remained constant for 19 months (.02 - .03) then in a 60 day period jumps to .07 which is still a low concentration, yet a drastic rise. The articles I have read have a wide and varying range of opinions. I have always educated myself on this disease and my heart problems. I know most people would like to think Medicine is an exacting science in every area, but unfortunately that just is not true.
I have found over the years the best way for me to make decisions on treatment is to collect as many professional opinions as possible, read as many studies as I can before becoming Inundated with information, and then along with my physcian decide on a course of treatment.
The long and short of this is that you must be a dedicated Physcian if you are on this site and responding to patients for what could be no other reason than you are also compassionate. I would value your opinion on the PSA rise.
Again, thank you for your time and valued opinion.
Prostate Cancer, Removed by Da Vincie Robotic
in Aug. 2006
Poorly Differentiated Adenocarcinoma involving Left and Right Lobes involving 80% of the Specimens
Pathologic Stage T2C No Mx
Age at Diag. 51
1 year PSA .02