Hello there Mr. Goat! I'm assuming from your screen name, you drive one? Anyway, sorry you're here but glad you came, welcome, welcome to the best site on the net for Prostate issues. Many of us who've traveled the road you're on now......research and knowledge is your best offense. Many more of the guys and gals will be along soon. I promise.
With that being said I'll just share this with you. My PSA too rose from around the 1.5 or so to 5.0 in fifteen months as well, three months later it had dropped back down to 4.1. I too before the first one, had sex, never stopped my workouts in the gym, and rode my bicycle....so, it is about the velocity of the rise. I had the biopsy, it wasn't bad at all. Of course my doc puts all of his patients in a "twilight state" so I don't remember a thing about the biopsy. Most of the fella's here have a different story. If it were me, I'd go for the biopsy, but then that's just me. I think I'd probably be shopping around for a more experienced Doc too. You'll hear from the gang and many a option you have-
Pre-0p PSA Feb. 08, 5.0
PSA spiked once about 8yrs ago to 5.0 three months later
back to 2.9...then into the 1.2 range until my re-scheduled
"missed" appointment this past Feb.
5 of 15 cores positive
Da Vinci scheduled..7.29.08..as I read somewhere on this
site....."the first show of the day"
DaVinci completed 7.29.08, Bladder Sling installed, hernia repair
completed during surgery.
Sent home 30hrs, JP drain in place 7days,
Path report "cancer fully contained"....Margins clear
Cath removed 8.8.08(ten days)...one lightly used pad 24 hours
ED therapy begins 8.9.08. 100mg viagra three times a week,
pump everyday and hold for ten minutes.
8.16.08 switched to Levitra 20mg.......whahoo, got lucky...
9.15.08 pad free at night, one thin (light) pad during the daytime
hours. Just because I'm chicken..!
9.18.08 1st post-0p-PSA-Undetectable...Zero's! Yes!
..."just tryin' to reason with hurricane season"..