Slightly elevated PSA

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RE: Slightly elevated PSA

by UrologyCare on Mon Apr 03, 2017 09:31 AM

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RE: Slightly elevated PSA

by pcrider on Tue Apr 04, 2017 03:39 PM

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On Feb 21, 2017 5:00 PM ejc61 wrote:

I've been reading information on this board for about 6 months now. I'm 55 yo. In the past 15 years, my PSA has ranged from 0.9-1.9. In February 2016 it was 5.2. At this time I had an inguinal hernia that was repaired in March 2016 fwiw. Since that time, I had a repeat PSA of 2.8 with a free of 13.2 in May 2016. That was followed by a PSA of 4.6 with a free of 11.6 in November 2016. My last PSA a few weeks ago was a 4.4 with no free tested. I've never had an unusual DRE which I've gotten for the past 15 years. My last DRE was done by my urologist in March 2016 an he said it felt normal. I feel well and don't really show signs of any symptoms.  We are going to schedule a biopsy.  I've had a mitral valve repair in 2009 and had endocarditis in 2014 so I'm nervous about infection and will be taking 2000mg of amoxicillin per my cardiologist. The urologist thought of me as less than the usual worry but not scot free. He's going to do a swab prior and he's aware of my previous endocarditis. Any thoughts will be appreciated.  Thanks.

CLEAR DRE EXAM WARNING - Hi hope thinks going well - just a warning for people - My story is I was very fit cycling 8000 miles a year age 56, non smoker very low drinker, no health issues but due to getting walking pnuemonia - Jan 16 I was given blood tests, which showed PSA just under 5 and so had a rectal exam which was totally clear then another PSA again just under 5 so sent to a specialist who gave another rectal exam, and said thought PSA a glitch as DRE normal, so booked in for biopsy but took another PSA test and said expected it to be low and may cancel biopsy if it was and only doing biopsy to rule out cancer as DRE so normal - Biopsy came back gleason 8, min both lobes and aggressive T2 - 20th Feb had my prostate removed and last week lab report on prosate put to more extensive and T3. I have low psa and hopefully will dissappear on next psa test ---   My doctor said she could not believe what she read when biopsy came back. So I had no symptoms no enlarged, hardened prostate even though extensive cancer, so if I had ignored prostate and not had Biopsy I would have had big problems ( well bigger problems )

RE: Slightly elevated PSA

by ejc61 on Wed Apr 05, 2017 01:29 AM

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Well the covering urologist called me with the following information. 3 cores positive out of 12. She gave percentages of 5%, 20% and 5%. Gleason 3+3=6. I asked if anything else struggling to write it on a sticky note. I asked what she thought and she replied "not bad at all". I'm to make my follow up call to schedule a cancer consult with my Uro.

RE: Slightly elevated PSA

by skidan on Wed Apr 05, 2017 03:49 PM

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On Apr 05, 2017 1:29 AM ejc61 wrote:

Well the covering urologist called me with the following information. 3 cores positive out of 12. She gave percentages of 5%, 20% and 5%. Gleason 3+3=6. I asked if anything else struggling to write it on a sticky note. I asked what she thought and she replied "not bad at all". I'm to make my follow up call to schedule a cancer consult with my Uro.

The Urologist will want to do surgery, may I suggest watchful waiting since it very slight. I also would suggest what I call aggresive watchful waiting were you take supplements that keep the cancer at bay. if you would like more info check out my website the side effects of surgery are brutal.

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RE: Slightly elevated PSA

by Thinus on Wed Apr 05, 2017 04:00 PM

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I agree with skidan here. 

Start using the necessary herbs ( capsaicin, circumin, lycopene and black pepper combination) immediately. Three times a day. And don't be surprise if it cleares up the cancer altogether. 

Kind Regards

Thinus Coetzee

RE: Slightly elevated PSA

by shipl on Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:27 PM

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Hi ejc61,

I also agree with Skidan & Thinus, uroligists today still just are about the money & they want to operate. There are so many other options with a Gleason Score of 6,

My mate is over 3 years on since diagnosed with Gleason 6 & his PSA has not gone up at all & nothing has changed in relation to any other symptoms & his general health.

If I was you I would start researching the various alternate treatments, supplements & diets available & there are heaps of info on the PC threads on this website, just click on writers image & "my activity" go back through some of the discussions.

We must remember that what works for one may not work for another "One size doesn't fit all" & from what I read that goes for any of the PC treatments. Also only you can decide what you do to or you put into your body.

If you start your surveillance now & any alternate programs, you can observe what is gong on with your body with regular full blood test observing any changes to your blood chemistry, organs & PSA.

My problem is a little different, I'm now 71, diagnosed by a second biopsy (MRI/ultrasound) in November 2014. PSA then 12+ Gleeson 8 told by urologist agressive, need operation (suggested Robot @ $26K) within 6 months or would metastasise.

I tried number of alternates, I think Bloodroot & Apricot Kernels with recommended supplements & diet have been my success along with PH in Alkaline 90% of day.

I have had MRIs, XRays, CT Scans, Bone Density Scans, Full Body Nuclear Medicine Bone Scans every time there was a major jump in PSA (3 times in all) and all indicate the cancer is still contained in the prostate & there has been little changed in size & shape. I have had second opinion on all scan reports by another uroligists (who is confident enough to claim it is still operatable, again a Robot).  

I have full blood test every 12 weeks & my blood chemistry & organs are excellent, I have no other symptoms what so ever & very active in every way for my age. But my last PSA is now 111 up from 71.2. No body can tell me why. Next blood test is the first week in May.

I could go for a PET Scan but my doctor says that will identify the most minute piece of cancer anywhere in my body. I'm not sure if I want to go there, dealing with one cancer is enough for me.

So for now I have started a new program of high doses of Vitamin D3, Vitamin K1, K2 & MK7, Omega-3 & Cantabiline, continuing with what I believe to be my successful alternate treatments, supplements & diet. This has increased my energy levels , no more nana naps.

I hope this gives you some options, take care.

Cheers Charlie

RE: Slightly elevated PSA

by tomatoman on Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:31 PM

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You say: "I could go for a PET Scan but my doctor says that will identify the most minute piece of cancer anywhere in my body. I'm not sure if I want to go there, dealing with one cancer is enough for me."

Like Churchill said, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."  I would think you would want to know if you haveanycancer whatsoever.  You can't fight it if you don't know what it is. Best wishes on your condition.  You've got to get that PSA down.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/pet-scan/multimed

RE: Slightly elevated PSA

by ejc61 on Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:47 PM

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Thanks Tomatoman. I'll do my best. Thanks to all for your responses.
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