hello and welcome, nyc and your father,
if your father's PSA was less than 1.0 a year ago, that would be amazing for any man in his upper 60's at that time. Has your father had any Digital Rectal Exams (DRE) performed up to this point? If so, was there any comments by his doctor about
the non-cancerous reasons and explanations given by the above posters could easily explain the spike, it's a good thing that he has the appointment with an urologist. that was a good next step.
the sharp spike could be a sign of PC, mine tripled in the year before my dx, and continued to rise.
and there are plenty of men here, though probably much younger than your dad, that had no other symptons, such as myself. no urinary probelms, no getting up at night to pee, no pain or swelling, no enlargment, no positive DRE's, etc.
so getting this checked out at this point is definitely the right thing to do.
please keep us posted, and i sincerely hope he doesnt need to join the prostate cancer club
david in sc
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days