High PSA and High fPSA

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   Posted 2/23/2011 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   

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).

The second PSA test I was given AFTER I first received a DRE – I’ve read that’s not optimal. My general doctor did not state the fPSA – 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 – he though it good news and wanted to tell me. I will get the 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 -

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 good news. Fast rising PSA


Do folks with high fPSA and cancer tend to have more moderate cases?

Or is it like everything else with PSA in all its various flavors, you need an ouija board and a crystal ball?

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   Posted 2/24/2011 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sure there are others with more information than I on this subject for you K2....But sounds like you are doing the righyt thing with the biopsy this friday, as far as predicting from the fpsa and psa scores...from what I have seen...yes the crystal ball is as good an indication as any evry case will be unique to the individual.

Good luck, will say a prayer for you. and thoughts with you for fridays big test. let us know how it goes.
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