My name is Keith and im 55 years old. my PSA in June 2008 went from3.2 to 5 and my doctor asked me to get a biopsy with the urologist. Unfortunatley it came back positive. The good news is it was very treatable and very early. stage. 1 1mm tumor in only one of the samples. Gleason score was 3/4.
I elected to go to Loma Linda and have proton therapy. It was a breeze. after 10 weeks i went back to get my PSA done and was totally alarmed as it had rose to 6.0.. all my reading reflected articles of patients going from 100 to 0 basically overnight... needless to say i was very scared and unhappy. my docotr told me to take it again, as this sometimes happens in younger men because we are still producing testostorone. I went back in 2 months, re did the test and it had dropped to 3.6... boy was i happy, on the road to full recovery and a 0.0 psa.!!!
....well today i got my 3 month psa results and it rose to 11.2 . My doctor beleives that this could be a mistake or possibly caused from a urine infection... he wants me to redo the psa and urine test in a week... im really upset. Does anybody have any input about PSA going up from3.6 to 11.2 in 3 months?? sounds really high and really quick.... any help would be great.