Lab test results were always saved, from annual checkups.
The data was carefully reviewed, reguarding PCa.
It was discovered the free PSA should have raised a flag. For some reason
one lab report (many years ago) had a free PSA, and others did not.
The low free psa should have triggered the refferal to a urologist, not
the PSA. Buy the time I did see a urologist, he said he would of recomended
a biopsy when the PSA was in the three's. Upon insistance to the PCM,
two months of antibiotcs were taken. Dropped from 4.8 to 4.7. After the negligable
drop, I saw a urologist for the biopsy. Lesson learned ?, perhaps. According
to the tables, a Free PSA below 10% indicated 56% chance for cancer, many years
before the PSA decided to push past that 4 marker.
DOB = DEC-1957
2002 = 1.83
2006 = 3.18
2007 = 3.09
2008 = 3.20
2009 = 3.50
2010 = 3.50
2011 = 4.70
2011 = 4.20
Free PSA = 7%
Biopsy, 12 Cores, April 2011
4 Positive, 2(3+3), 2(3+4) All Left Side
% on Positive Cores, 2(40%) 1(70%) 1(90%)
PNI = Not observed
Da-Vinci Surgery = 23 May 2011