I agree Zufus. Like everything else with PC, no consitent rule of thumb. Some terrible far progressed cases have reasonbly low PSA attached to them. And some with much higher, are either non pc or low grade. When my numbers were busy rising, I kept trying to convince myself for a couple of years that it might be to non pc relate prostate problems, but everytime they checked, nothing was found. A biopsy that hits positive isnt going to lie though. But then, we all know, how many previous biopsies find nothing, but the cancer is still there.
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9/9