A psa of 1.5 for a 42 year old is high. Do a google search of age adjusted PSA tests. PSA testing is only one of many signs and symptoms of prostate cancer. In my case I had more than a few; urine leakage, trouble emptying my bladder, 2am-4am-6am bathroom calls, and blood in urine. I also have a family history of prostate cancer.
Biopsies can also miss small tumors as they only samle a small section of the gland.
Hope this helps.
Age: 43 (2008)
DRE Small Ridge on prostate, PSA 1.5
07/2007: Diagnosed cancer, T2c, Gleason 3+4=7
09/2007: Laparoscopic prostectomy @ Hamilton General, 4 hrs.
Both nerve bundles spared
Pathology Report: Tumor confined w/in prostate
T2c, Gleason is 3+3=6
Went home with JP drain
10/2007: Made return trip to hospital. All urine was comming out JP drain.
10/2007: Catheter removed. Next to no leakage
11/2007: 1st PSA <.003 :)
ED: Started Viagra, no response yet.
12/2007: Had confidence to go padless!!!!!
12/2007: ED: Stopped Viagra as it's causing hemroid problems.
01/2008: 2nd PSA <.003 :)
ED: next to no response.
04/2008: 3nd PSA <.003 :)
ED: next to no response. Changed the Viagra prescription.