Richard, My husbands PSA was 2.6 last summer and the DRE was negative. His doctor started calling him 2 months later trying to get a follow up PSA. Kurt, like a lot of men, put it off. In Jan, 07
with a lot of pushing, he finally had the test. It jumped to 4.1. Doc said biopsy, Kurt said no, I said yes, and as you can see from our signature, I won that battle. Docs say that cancer could have been there at least 3 years maybe longer, but probably not much less. His PSA's during that 3 years were always below 2.6. He just thought he was prone to prostate infections. We caught his just in time. It was very close to breaking the margins. Doc said that it was at margin, just hadn't broken through to give us a positve margin outcome. We were very lucky and he is only 47.
PSA is said to be the best predictor of PCa, however, I would go with the docs suggestion and have a biopsy. At least you can then put your mind to rest. What is a little bit of discomfort, if it means saving your life? I wish you the best and please keep posting. We may be able to help you, and/or you may be able to help others. Good Luck, Courtney