Two or three days should stabilize your PSA. You are doing EXACTLY the right thing. It's the PSA velocity that counts and yours is very low. I would resist any efforts to put you on Proscar (Finesreride) or Avodart unless you are having urinary symptoms. These drugs will cut your PSA level in half and mask any future problems, making an accurate diagnosis much more difficult. But if you are suffering from pee problems, then these drugs can be a big help..
Post back and let us know how this next PSA test works out.....
Age today: 68. Married, 6', 215 pounds, active, no health issues.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE negative. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
PSA at age 58: 4.5
PSA at age 61: 5.2
PSA at age 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
PSA at age 65: 8.5, DRE " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
PSA at age 66 9.0 DRE "normal", BPH, Finesteride. (Proscar)
PSA at age 67 4.5 DRE "normal" second biopsy, negative.
PSA at age 67.5 5.6, DRE "normal" U-doc worried..
PSA at age 68, 7.0, third biopsy positive for cancer in 4 cores, 3 cores Gleason 6, one core Gleason 9. Finesteride discontinued, still no urinary symptoms, never had any..From age 55 to 65 I had no health insurance.
I have a date with the robo surgeon on Sept 3 but I'm keeping my options
open. A "top" radiation oncologist here in Denver, equipped with the latest IMRT/IGRT/RapidArc machine says he can do better by me..
Post Edited (Fairwind) : 7/4/2010 5:42:46 PM (GMT-6)