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Posted 31 May 2021 at 22:12


I'm also new on this forum and I normally don't talk much about my problems. I survived lung cancer for the last six years. I lost my right lung and due to an infection last year my left lung is not very good so I need to carry extra oxygen. I was ok with that until I had a phone call from my GP who told me that he noticed that my PSA was too high. I had to come straight to the practice where he did the check (not very nice).

The same week I had 3 scans, The good thing is that the bone scan was ok but I'm waiting for the ct scan.

I read everywhere that a PSA over 4 is very high on my blood test it says 26,  how bad is that?

Posted 31 May 2021 at 22:38
PSA isn't a reliable indicator of how serious someone's situation might be - it just means that further tests are needed. You could have a PSA of 80 and not have cancer, or a PSA of 4 and bone mets.

If your PSA was in the hundreds or thousands, that would be a pretty certain cancer diagnosis.

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

Posted 31 May 2021 at 22:45


Sorry you're going through this.

A PSA of 26 means you need to be checked for prostate cancer, but it's not a certainty that you have it - other things can raise PSA too, although prostate cancer is a possibility.

I'm afraid you are in the anxious waiting period, and there isn't a lot we can say until you have biopsy results, or if a scan shows spread elsewhere, which you haven't indicated.

Let us know what results you get back, and feel free to ask any questions too.


Posted 31 May 2021 at 22:49
Thanks, Andy62

I will know more 02/06/2021

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