BillyB: good to hear that you're doing well. Thanks for your update.
Quick update from me. my PSA has gone up steadily over the last five years or so. It did level off at about 11-12 for about one year, and then started going up again to 14,16, and 20. I had three biopsies already (two biopsies to start, and then a targeted biopsy in June 2016 based on MRI results), and I had already had two MRIs (one in early 2016, and another one after the targeted biopsy). And just had my third MRI early this month..
Just discussed results of my third MRI with the doctor, and it's still negative. There is no change in the area of interest over the course of three MRIs. So rating is unlikely to have cancer.
Also, I'm pretty much symptom free. Around the time the PSA scores were increasing to 20, I did notice more symptoms such as needing to urinate more frequently. But now it seems back to normal.
So while I was fully prepared to hear that they found signs of PC (and I would consider it as good news that it was caught very early when it is most treatable), I'm still negative after three biopsies and three MRIs.
I will continue to see the urologist regularly, with updated PSA tests. And depending on PSA results, more MRIs may be in order. Of course, they all say that PSA is not a test for PC and high PSA doesn't mean you have PC. But if my PSA continues to go up, they continue testing until they find something or until I'm too old to worry about it. But hopefully, PSA stops going up.