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User
Posted 30 Oct 2018 at 11:16

Hi,

Has anyone had a PSA of 130 and not been advanced?

The specialist nurse told me yesterday PCA doesn't indicate how far it is but reading posts it seems everyone with a high PCA are stage 4? 

User
Posted 31 Oct 2018 at 08:53

Here is a good news story for high PSA guys and it's from the UK too:
http://www.yananow.org/display_story.php?id=1377

 

User
Posted 31 Oct 2018 at 17:12
A good story there on Yana. Even the experts get it wrong sometimes showing how unpredictable this disease can be.

Barry
User
Posted 31 Oct 2018 at 21:10

My PSA,was only 5.5,but I have locally advanced prostrate cancer,so it doesnt seem to indicate how bad your cancer,is,my gleason level was 9

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User
Posted 30 Oct 2018 at 16:59
Gemma. You are wrong to make that assumption. Neither is the reverse true, that all stage 4 cases have a high PSA reading.

AC

User
Posted 30 Oct 2018 at 17:09

Hi AC,

Sorry what assumption?

I don't mean to upset anyone, just not coping and worried so much about high PSA and what that means

User
Posted 30 Oct 2018 at 17:12

Gemma, please try not to get too hyped about PSA although that reading is quite high. That said, the only definitive way of telling is a biopsy of the gland itself.

 

best wishes

Bazza

Ten. YES BLOODY 10 years since DX!!

I am Spartacus - with the strength of iron, a will of steel and the fight to give this disease a real run for its money!! 

User
Posted 30 Oct 2018 at 17:16

You're right

Sorry I need to calm down, this whole thing has consumed me

First hospital appointment tomorrow so will at least get some tests on set up. Been in limbo with only my imagination

Best wishes to all

User
Posted 30 Oct 2018 at 17:46

And I tell you first hand imagination is often more potent than reality. Best of luck xxx

Ten. YES BLOODY 10 years since DX!!

I am Spartacus - with the strength of iron, a will of steel and the fight to give this disease a real run for its money!! 

User
Posted 31 Oct 2018 at 08:53

Here is a good news story for high PSA guys and it's from the UK too:
http://www.yananow.org/display_story.php?id=1377

 

User
Posted 31 Oct 2018 at 17:12
A good story there on Yana. Even the experts get it wrong sometimes showing how unpredictable this disease can be.

Barry
User
Posted 31 Oct 2018 at 17:14
Thank you so much

You guys are the best

Really helps to talk/post and hear positive stories

User
Posted 31 Oct 2018 at 21:10

My PSA,was only 5.5,but I have locally advanced prostrate cancer,so it doesnt seem to indicate how bad your cancer,is,my gleason level was 9

User
Posted 01 Nov 2018 at 08:09
PSA is not definitive for anything apart from PSA level.

Increasing PSA is an indicator of increasing risk but it is never diagnostic of cancer.

User
Posted 01 Nov 2018 at 10:49

Quote:
francij1;203076

it is never diagnostic of cancer.

It is sometimes. In some regions a man could be diagnosed without being put through the risks of biopsy if the PSA was very high, the MRI was indicative and the bone scan lit up like Blackpool illuminations. It is more likely to come about because the man has presented at a hospital with symptoms - say with a broken hip or complete urinary retention - rather than through the common route of GP, DRE, PSA, referral. 

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

 
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