My Uncle's PSA was 2 for a long time. It then jumped to an 8. I have learned from my new books that the cancer could have been there for the last 10 years! Does this mean it was there when he had a 2 and it just decided to take off
Also, it says that older men usually have higher gleason scores because the cancer has been there a longer time.
Another thing, we know he has cancer but according to Walsh's book that jump to 8 might not be a true reading. I guess we won't know because he did not have another PSA done before biopsy.
Any comments always appreciated. Waiting for results is really tough.
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan and CAT scan (3/08)
We do not have results of scans or Gleason score yet.
Waiting to see urologist
Post Edited By Moderator (bluebird) : 4/11/2008 8:24:52 PM (GMT-6)