Hi Everyone! I want to start out by saying this forum has been so very informative. Thank you for all of your contributions...
Here is our story; my husband is 46 years old. No PC family history except for an uncle . He has had some minor LUTS for a couple of years... mostly just a slow flow in the am. Don't know if that is from prostatitis or from the cancer.
I was a bit concerned by these symptoms and had him get his first PSA test back in May 2018 at age 43. It came back as 2.3 with a free psa of 17%. Urologist said it was normal... don't worry. I wasn't totally convinced... but hey he is the proffesional. What do i know?
For the next 7 months, I could not shake this nagging feeling that something was wrong... earlier this month I encouraged him to go back to get his PSA checked... I actually found you can order a PSA test yourself from a website called Accessa labs- they send you to the local quest diagnostis to draw blood and then you get the PSA results in your inbox a couple of days later. This time his PSA was lower- 1.9 but the free psa was 11%. We decided to get him checked again but by a different urologist. At this point my husband is super irritated with me and thinks I have built this whole thing up in my head... but he goes along with it as he wants me to relax. We go to a UCLA urologist, show him the PSA results, he shrugs and says it's normal. I then embelish on family history and ask him if there are any additional tests that can be done to prove he is ok. Dr agrees to order a 3TmpMRI.... Hubby is not happy as we are paying out of pocket, but again he just wants me to relax so he goes ahead with it.
Well my intuition was correct. The MRI comes back with a 1.2cm lesion that is a Pirads 5/5. The mri shows no capsular involvment, seminal vesicles, lymph nodes, etc are all clear. The characteristics of the lesion suggest it is aggresive.
We now have a biopsy scheduled for next week.
I am so scared that he will be one of the unlucky guys to have the LOW PSA agressive variety of prostate cancer...
Any other guys with low PSA that had a pirads 5 mri?
Post Edited (Beena77) : 1/31/2019 3:08:40 PM (GMT-7)