Can one really tell if one has agressive PC from the PSA and PSA-free tests?
I am not yet dx., but I am hoping that even if I have PC it will be more of the indolent kind (see my numbers below).
But that brings up another question. How does one know if a PC dx. is the indolent or aggressive kind? Almost all of you seem to go on to treatment (usually surgery). I would probably make the same choice. Yet I keep reading how so many of the P-cancers would never have harmed the host. But I guess we have no way of knowing?
Mel (still in learning mode, asking questions!)
PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%), this after 45 days on cipro!
History of BPH/prostatitis.
Awaiting results of my PCA-3 test which will determine whether a biopsy is in my immediate future