Hi and welcome to the best site on the web for patient to patient interaction. Unfortunately you are here, but you are very welcome. in response to your question, there is no safe PSA level given various circumstances, and the doctor may have refererred to something else when he stated that 100 was safe. It is anything over 4 that is unsafe. And anything rising at any level is unsafe as well. (a 1.2 goes to 2.5 is unsafe). By unsafe I mean it needs to be inspected. Since he has such a high count, and if cancer is confirmed, he likely is going to need a treatment such as hormone therapy. Keep in mind that they can definately have a good plan of attack for prostate cancer with that high a number. It might not be cancer, but I have never seen a PSA that high and it not be. But remember, the treatments can work quite well even at this high a number. Take your time to learn about
the process and disease. Be patient, and while it's easier said, remain positive. We have a great group here and will be here when you learn more. Stay close and our prayers are for a safe outcome.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 3/27/2008 10:02:19 AM (GMT-6)