Doctor says to not worry about PSA until 6 and would do biopsy at 10. PSA was 2.7 a year ago and has continued to rise. Was 4.11 9-13 and 5.23 on 2-11-14. He recommends checking in one year. What I read says to be checked further. Husband is sticking with the doctor. What are your thoughts.
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2 Replies |Watch This Discussion | Report This| Share this:prostrate psaDoctor says to not worry about PSA until 6 and would do biopsy at 10. PSA was 2.7 a year ago and has continued to rise. Was 4.11 9-13 and 5.23 on 2-11-14. He recommends checking in one year. What I read says to be checked further. Husband is sticking with the doctor. What are your thoughts.
And look at the risk calculator link at the end of the 2nd article.
Note that the research was only done on those 55 or older.
You did not indicate his age, family history, or the results of a rectal exam.
Also note at the end of the first article some alternate tests, Free PSA, and PRO-PSA. I would look at getting them done now.
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Report This| Share this:prostrate psaThat is a fairly high PSA velocity. However, the latest studies do not show that PSA velocity adds much to the detection of PC. However, it is usefull in monitor people that have been treated for PC.
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