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Rising psa after surgery
An_249445 posted:
I had a rad. Prosect. last March. First 6 mo. psa was not zero. Then 2nd 6 mo. psa test showed slight rise. Urologist says do another test in 3 mos. Seems like a long time to wait..won't cancer cells have a better chance of spreading in that time?
jameshodge responded:
Rises in PSA are not sure signs of cancer. Even normal prostate enlargement could cause PSA to rise. Read Super Beta Prostate supplement review s to see how different men feel about natural prostate supplements. Beta-sitosterol has been clinically shown to support prostate health, it's worth looking in to.
billh99 replied to jameshodge's response:
Even normal prostate enlargement could cause PSA to rise.

How can he have an enlargement of a prostate that has been removed ????????????????????????????????
Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
Typically the PSA after radical prostatectomy should be zero if there is no reminaing disease or no remaining prostate tissue. Depending on the pathology of the original tumor an early rise such as this may indicate a local recurrence which would be amenable to definitive treatment such as adjuvant/salvage radiation.

I would definitely agree with a close PSA followup and possibly a re-check now to make sure the PSA rise is real.

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