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Non PSA secreting prostate cancer

User
Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 08:13

What is a non secreting PSA pc?  Is this a different type of cancer other than the adenocarcinoma?


Thanks

User
Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 23:00

His PCa can't spread now, it is in a bin somewhere. The whole prostate was examined closely in a lab and he had a G6 T2 adenocarcinoma - it isn't possible for some small cell or mucinous prostate cancer to be lurking elsewhere in his body. You need to give the online searches a break, I think. Stick to the PCUK website which is balanced and factual.

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"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 22:37

I found this and there appear to be some types of prostate cancer which do not raise PSA.  Hope it’s helpful.


i was found to have intraductal prostate cancer as well as adenocarcinoma. The intraductal doesn’t produce much PSA but is a more aggressive form of the disease.


https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/further-help/rare-prostate-cancer


 

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Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 22:58
I really wouldn’t start worrying about that! Types of prostate cancer that don’t raise PSA are EXTREMELY rare. The common or garden variety of prostate cancer, adenocarcinoma, does raise PSA. The main reason for doing a biopsy is to check not only that you have cancer, but to identify what specific type of cancer cells are present. If the biopsy found only adenocarcinoma, it’s not going to spread without increasing PSA.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 22:33

Anyone?

User
Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 22:37

I found this and there appear to be some types of prostate cancer which do not raise PSA.  Hope it’s helpful.


i was found to have intraductal prostate cancer as well as adenocarcinoma. The intraductal doesn’t produce much PSA but is a more aggressive form of the disease.


https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/further-help/rare-prostate-cancer


 

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Ido4

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Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 22:52

Thank you for replying.  On the pathology report it said husband had the common adenocarcinoma, and nothing else.  I have been reading some things today, although I'm not sure how accurate they are but individuals that had adenocarcinoma but low psa then went on to have mets.  Just a bit confused, as if adenocarcinoma can spread without raising the psa then how the hell do we know it's spreading?  I'm probably getting it all wrong from inaccurate sites, just a bit concerning.


Thank you.

User
Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 22:58
I really wouldn’t start worrying about that! Types of prostate cancer that don’t raise PSA are EXTREMELY rare. The common or garden variety of prostate cancer, adenocarcinoma, does raise PSA. The main reason for doing a biopsy is to check not only that you have cancer, but to identify what specific type of cancer cells are present. If the biopsy found only adenocarcinoma, it’s not going to spread without increasing PSA.

Best wishes,

Chris
User
Posted 10 Jan 2020 at 23:00

His PCa can't spread now, it is in a bin somewhere. The whole prostate was examined closely in a lab and he had a G6 T2 adenocarcinoma - it isn't possible for some small cell or mucinous prostate cancer to be lurking elsewhere in his body. You need to give the online searches a break, I think. Stick to the PCUK website which is balanced and factual.

Edited by member 10 Jan 2020 at 23:04  | Reason: Not specified

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
User
Posted 11 Jan 2020 at 15:11
Chris & Lyn thank you for reassuring me. My mind runs away with me sometimes especially when I read stuff on the web! Hubby did have G6 but that changed to a G7 on pathology, but like you say that’s long gone.
Thanks again guys.
(Just so you know I don’t share my fears with Mr L! Lol 😆)
 
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