Hello Dana, and welcome here. Those PSA numbers alone wouldn't tell the story, though a reason to be concerned. Has he had a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) yet? Ultimately, and if his doctor thought it warranted it, a Prostate Biopsy might be ordered to rule out cancer at this point. I certainly hope that isn't the case, as there are other reasons for the PSA level that would be totally non-cancerous. The important thing, is that he is being checked, early diagnosis is one of the most important things in Prostate Cancer. Keep us posted.
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, 40 - 90%, G 4+3 & 3+4
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, Catheter out on 12/15/8. Stopped flowing, new catheter put in 12/16/08, Catheter out 12/29/08. Emergency room put in Catheter # day 45, 1/5/9 - Cath #3 out, dr. did cycloscope, saw potential blockage, put in Catheter #4, 1/13/9 - removed blockage, put in Cath #5, 1/19/9 -out
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grams, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery Scheduled now for 2/9/9