Jamarlyn posted this in another post and might have been over looked. See if someone can help answer her questions
Welcome here Jamarlyn, I am sure someone can here will be able to help you.
Post from another thread:
I'm really hoping someone on here can help me.
My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer 4 years ago. He has had surgery and follow up therapy afterwards. He's gone from monthly to 3 monthly implants and overall has kept very well. For a short while he did without the implants but a rise in his PSA prompted the doctor to start these again.
Over the last few months he's had problems urinating (one of his original symptoms) but the doctors felt that this was more to do with scar tissue from his earlier surgery rather than a problem with his prostate.
Last week he had further surgery to widen his "tube" as he calls it, and the flow is back to normal - unfortunately he had a call today with the results of a blood test taken last week and his PSA is 26 (previously 9)
I was wondering if a PSA level could increase as a result of surgery? It really knocks him for six when he gets news like this, especially when they just call to drop this bombshell but don't offer any explanation for the sudden rise. He has a hospital appointment next week but I know he's going to be distraught and depressed until he goes there. I'd like to be able to offer him some alternative reasons for this increase but don't know enough about it to do that.