prostate cancer:high numbers ...no malignancy?

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george
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   Posted 11/11/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
     
   
 
  can anyone help me with some sort of explanaition about this:several weeks ago i had a psa test..the number was high 46.  a few days later  i went to another hospital and had anoher psa test ...also high 35.
 
  a week later i had a biopsy .13 biopsy samples were taken ....no malignancy was found in either lobe....seemingly i was cancer free..how could that be?  i will be grateful for any advice.
  

Doting Daughter
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   Posted 11/11/2007 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Were you treated for an infection with antibiotics?  Hopefully it is just an infection. 
Father's Information
DX July 15, 2007
Age 62 (now 63)
PSA 5.5
Original Gleason 3+4=7 
Post Surgery Gleason- 4+3=7
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin
One positive node
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
T3a N1 M0
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
 
 


biker90
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   Posted 11/11/2007 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey George,

See you doctor and get to the bottom of this!!! Many things can cause a high PSA and they all can be treated.

Jim
Age 73. Diagnosed 11/03/06. PSA 7.05. Stage T2C Gleason 3+3.
RRP 12/7/06. Nerves and nodes okay.
Pathological stage: T2C. Gleason 3+4. Cancer confined to prostate.
PSAs from  1/3/07 - 10/17/07 0.00. 
Started Tri-Mix on 8/7/07.  .05 ml and 50 mg Viagra.  It works!!!
Next PSA test on 1/15/08
 
"Patience is essential, attitude is everything."
 


fredlp
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   Posted 11/12/2007 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi George,
 
In January of 06 I had a PSA of 7.  Later that year, another PSA came back at 38.3.  My biopsy showed one small area of cancer.  Gleason 3+4=7.  My staging was T1C.  With no treatment, the PSA was down to 22 within a month.  After 30 days of antibiotics it was 15.  Pretreatment PSA was 15.  After five months of Lupron and 44 Proton/Photon treatments, 0.1.

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   Posted 11/12/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 11/12/2007 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey ~ George...
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AEG
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   Posted 11/14/2007 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi George,
 
It sounds like you could have an infection.  Please go for a second opinion to a highly qualified urologist.  I would personally demand a transrectal mri (although some people here may not agree with me on this one) since a biopsy could miss a small cancer.  You could also have a repeat biopsy done in three months.  Before you dismiss this, be certain that it's not cancerous.
 
Best of luck to  you.
 
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