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Posted 25 Jun 2019 at 14:07

Hi this is my first post. I was diagnosed in Feb with breast cancer. So got hubbie to go for health check up. He is healthy except waiting for knee replacement. Bloods all good except a psa of 65. Seen within a week by urologist. Who said his prostrate felt okay and bladder all okay. But concerned abt high level. And informed him that he was sending him for a bone scan cos he was concerned he had bone cancer. Really scary also psa done again and gone up to 74 in 4 weeks. But confused cos he said prostrate seems okay and no tumour markers in blood.???? 

Posted 25 Jun 2019 at 15:01

I presume he is on anti-biotics in case of a prostate infection, and if that does no good after a few weeks, you may be looking at an mpMRI scan to see if there is a lesion within the prostate gland causing the high PSA. It could of course be caused by Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).

I hope you get it sorted.

Cheers, John.

Edited by member 25 Jun 2019 at 16:22  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 25 Jun 2019 at 16:50


Your husband should have had a bone scan (to see if any prostate cancer has spread to the bones) and a multi-parametric MRI (mpMRI) scan to look at prostate itself, and the area around it such as lymph nodes.

Other things can raise PSA, such as prostate infection or urinary tract infection (UTI), so a high PSA doesn't necessarily mean prostate cancer, but it must be checked for.

You should be called back for an appointment to tell you the results of the mpMRI and bone scan, and then to go through what further diagnosis needs doing, if anything. If this hasn't happened, contact the urology department and ask.


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