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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/11/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
In aqha's thread, Rhinoscrazy said:
Personally i would just wait for the results of the biobsy. Last Month my father visited his doctor because he was going to the bathroom a lot, and the doctor sugested a PSA test.

A few days later his results came back and the doctor told him that his PSA level was 13.

I started to read a lot on the subject and discovered that this was deemed to be high considering a man of his age should be around 4.

Then i found this site and read a lot of info about people who have been diagnosed with really low PSA levels????? in some cases under 4 !!

Anyway my dads results came back and his prostate is enlarged and has been put on a course of tablets. nothing to worry about

There are lots of things that can cause a high PSA level so try not to panic until you get the results. You can see from what some of the guys have said on here that they have had higher PSA level than your Husband and are still around ten years on.

I wish you all the best"

James C.
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   Posted 1/11/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, welcome rhinoscrazy, hate to see you here, glad you came though. If you gotta be somewhere this is the best place to be...
James C. Age 61
Co-Moderator- Prostate Cancer Forum
4/07 PSA 7.6, referred to Urologist, recheck 6.7
7/07 Biopsy- 16 core samples, size of gland around 76 cc. Staging pT2c
7/07 Path report: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% involved, left lobe , GS 3/3:6.
9/07 Nerve sparing open Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy
9/07 Post-op Path Report: GS 3+3=6 Staging pT2c, 110gms, margins clear
16 mts: ED- 50 mg Viagra 3X week, pump daily,Trimix .35ml 2X week continues
Post Surgery PSA's: 3 mts-.04, 6 mts.-.04, 9 mts.-.04, 1 Year-.02.

Post Edited (James C.) : 1/11/2009 11:38:37 AM (GMT-7)

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 1/11/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Rhino!
Welcome to HealingWell. My PSA was 19.8 and unfortunately we had the results a 19.8 would indicate. But you were right in your post, aqha does need to get that biopsy and decide what then to do. PSA is an indicator but not an absolute indicator. I am glad to see your father did not have prostate cancer. But let us know if there is any way we can be of service to you or your father. HW is a fine website and we will be here when you do call on us.

Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
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   Posted 1/11/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Rhino and your point is well taken and worth remembering. Even though high PSA does usually indicate PCa like Tony said it is not an absolute. Until you know 100% that you have PCa we should hold out hope that we might not.
Hang around and join in the fun. I think you will find us a good bunch of folks.

peace and love
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 46 (current)
My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11
PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .06
Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May
cancer in 4 of 6 cores

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