Back with an update and more questions, request for feedback. You guys are the greatest.
Got my new PSA tests yesterday, I requested my Uro to add Free PSA rather than follow his "one step at at time" attitude. (Makes me wonder if he's trying to find out what's going on or just run up the cash register)
Anyway, is the update.
- Got my records on Tues from the Uro to see for myself what's in them. Made me feel better that he noted my 3.0/3.1 PSA my be my norm.
- Got my new labs yesterday. Made me more concerned, again.
- PSA 3.0 - Hooray, still stable
- Free PSA 13 - BOO, Low
So it appears a biopsy is definitely in my future. I've also got an appt next week with an different Uro to get a 2nd opinion and parallel path going on the tests and evaluations.
I've searched the net for info on what may affect Free PSA and find nothing. I did find that I'm in the 28% probability group now, which I'm not happy about. All my life, my bodily statistics have been at the "optimum" side of the scales (other than my weight for the last 10 years) so I'm trying to deal with this deviation in that trend.
- What may cause the Free PSA to be low other than PCa?
- The statistics show 15% chance for a 3.0 PSA and 28% for 13 Free PSA, does this mean my "statistic" is 28 or add the 2 together for 43% change of PCa?
Any feedback is appreciated.
age 49, 50 in about
5/2009 - 3.0
5/2010 - 3.1
9/2010 - 3.1