Having read some of the posts on here i know that i may be worrying needlessly but i will share my story/family history so far.
I am 54 and apart from a little (ok a lot i'm 5'8" and 17.5 stone) excess weight, consider myself to be in reasonable good health considering that i still have lingering covid symptoms (loss of smell and taste but not for everything).
My oldest sister sister was diagnosed with breast cancer (can't remember when) several years ago which was treated successfully and she got on with her life. Then it returned and once again has been treated successfully. My one older brother was then diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2014. He has had his prostate removed and is as fit and healthy as can be expected. I had my PSA levels checked at the time and it was found to be 1ng/ml so well within the normal range. Then both my Father and younger brother were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Both had treatment which were successful. My Father has unfortunately passed away due to other things but my younger brother is ok. I have had further PSA tests 1.1 ng/ml in Aug 2016 and 1.5ng/ml in Oct 2017. I have also had a couple of DRE's with nothing found. I was also having regular blood tests for pre-diabetes and the PSA was just added to them but due to covid haven't had any for a couple of years as i was due some back in March of last year which didn't happen. I had my regular bloods taken last Tuesday and on Thursday got a call from my GP where i was informed that my PSA level was of concern and that he wanted me to get another blood test done within the week (booked for next Wednesday morning). I spoke to my older brother who asked me what my PSA level was and as i did not know he said to call my GP and ask. As you may all appreciate that is not as easy at the moment. However my GP is in a practice that has multiple sites and a centralised call centre. When i rang the person i spoke to noticed that i have the patient access app on my phone and changed the permissions for me so that i could see my results (i did not know my original ones until after she had done this). To my surprise my PSA level has jumped to 11.8ng/ml (my records show it as microgrammes per litre which i believe work out at the same value). I'm not sure how blood test results are typed up (could be an accidental double tap on the number 1), but with my family history it has obviously got my mind racing at double speed imagining not the worst but has certainly got me anxious at can't wait for this next week to be over with so i can see if it was a mistake or not. My wife lost her first husband in an accident so you can all probably imagine what she is like at the moment even though we both know that if i have got PC then the outlook on the whole can be very good. We have already talked about possible actions if i have got it but it still does not stop that voice in the back of your head.
I know from reading the kind of support you guys and girls etc give everybody on here is great and i suppose i just needed to get it all off my chest as we are not telling family/friends until it is confirmed (except my one brother that is as i wanted his advice), but as i've already said despite all the reading and research etc it does not quieten that little nagging voice does it.