I just received a call from my general doctor stating that my free PSA was indicative of 3% to 5% cancer however my overall PSA was 12.76 in late January and then 16 in mid-February (different labs).
Question one: Is he on Crack? Is this possible?
In my second PSA test they drew blood AFTER I received a DRE – I’ve read that’s not optimal - but at my levels not really germane.
My general doctor did not state the fPSA value – he was out of the office when he called and couldn’t remember the exact number – just that’s correlated to of 3% to 5% chance cancer – I asume that means high free PSA. He thought it good news and wanted to tell me. I will get the actual number Friday.
As it just so happens today I had my first appointment with my urologist who did not have the fPSA data available to during my visit. DRE result was enlarged and hard.
I have a biopsy scheduled this Friday - then everything elese will be a moot point.
I’ve read that when PSA is over the “magic number of 10” fPSA is not very meaningful. But I haven’t had ANY good news lately – it’s hard not to look at this as scrap of maybe good news.
Do folks with high fPSA and cancer tend to have lower g-scores?
Or is it like everything else with PSA in all its various flavors, you need an ouija board and a crystal ball?