Posted 1/9/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -6)
hello and welcome aqha, I agree with the others advice, sure your husband will be with a urologist, and would think if that psa score is accurate, would definitely do a biopsy. There could be other non-cancerous reasons for such a score, but think that might be unlikely. This is the best place on the web to be for support, questions, answers, venting, etc. We are all in this together, one way or the other. Not a club you would choose be in, but if you qualify, you wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Try not to get worried sick until you get some hard core tests done, and even then, there are plenty of choices and opinions to work through.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3, 9/8 14.9, 10/8 16.4
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive 7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery November 14, 2008 at St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8 on day 32. Day 33, urine stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08. After 7 hours, complete stoppage again, emergency room put in Catheter #3 early evening of day 45, still 12/29/08. 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/9/9 - pre-op, 1/13/9 - corrective operation scheduled at St. Francis
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes.
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled now for 2/9/9