I've been lurking for several months trying to learn as much as possible about PCa because my PSA numbers have been rising for several years. Now its time to see what the future holds for me.
Tomorrow I will be seeing the Urologist to see what we will do next. I'm sure he will be recommending a biopsy and I think it is time to do one.
My numbers are as follows:
Current age 55
11/07 PSA 1.0
12/10 PSA 3.9
12/12/11 PSA 4.2 Slightly enlarged prostate
12/30/11 Free PSA 17%. PSA 5.4
4/12/12 PSA 4.3
11/12/12 PSA 5.49
All DREs and ultrasounds normal so far.
The one thing that bothers me about doing a biopsy is the random nature of it, like a shot in the dark. I have read about the Color doppler ultrasound and MRI guided biopsies but they seem to be something that people do after several negative biopsies. Should I go with a normal biopsy first and see what it shows then take it from there or should I be looking at doing something else?
Any thing I should be looking for or asking him before we make the decision.
Edit 12/7 edited PSA results based on new info.
Post Edited (Steve57) : 12/7/2012 5:52:16 PM (GMT-7)