A couple of non-PC age related PSA scores, been curious

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   Posted 11/19/2010 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
We are so use to knowing the PSA of men here, that either have been dx with PC, or soon will.  A few lucky ones escape our grips, thank goodness.
I have been curious what PSA is like for men that don't have PC, let's say over 40 years old.  Here are 3 examples I know first hand.  If you know any friends or relativies PSA that don't have PC, please add along:
One of my brother-in-laws in FL, age 54, been getting PSA/DRE for a while, most recent PSA:  .8  (yep, point eight)
(Use to be heavy drinker most of his life, never smoked, eats healthy, tall and lean, severe heart issues though)
A good biz friend of mine, age 64, after much prodding from me the past 2 years, has had 2 identical PSA scores:  2.8
(In his case, very obese, terrible eating habits - long term single, and his father and 2 uncles on his father's
side died of PC, all in their early 60's)(As a Mormon, he has never drank or smoked)
My youngest brother, lives local, age 46, latest PSA, 1.8.
(He never drinks or smokes, but obese, not great eating habits)
For a reference point, my first one, at age 50 when I started them, was already 2.5 or 2.8, can't remember now.
David in SC

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   Posted 11/19/2010 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   

My brother is 54 and his PSA was 0.8 also. He is in excellent health.
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   Posted 11/19/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a thread on this or another board where the OP had a PSA of 0.8 but the DRE found a nodule, biopsy positive for PC, low grade, G-6 5% in 2 cores, something like that..

Everybody is different. Every cancer is different...

PSA is a useful tool but it's a long way from perfect..No wonder it's under such heavy criticism..

Quest Diagnostics, who owns a license to perform the Four Gene Signature Urine Test that can spot or verify prostate cancer at a very early stage says this: "This is a back-burner project with us and we have no plans to market this test in the near future..But it's something we are looking at".... confused

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   Posted 11/19/2010 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   

My husband is 69 and his psa has been up and down for the past 6 yrs.

From 3.7 to 6.7 With the last psa being 6.3.

He has been on Avodart for the past 6 months and his new psa number is 3.5 as of Nov. 8.

He went back to the urologist and he is happy with that number.

He is to stay on Avodart and retest in 6 months.

He had his right kidney removed due to a birth defect about 25 yrs ago. He is overweight, never smoked, has one or two drinks a year, can't exercise much because of peripheral neuropathy in his feet and also has back trouble. We are trying to eat healthy.

Thanks David for starting this thread I have been looking for this kind of info for a long time.

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