My 93 old Father was referred to Urology pronto with a "blood test", presumably psa, of 26. No DRE. No urinary symptoms.
My Father attended Urology on his own, and, according to his report, the Urologist said:
"Why have you been referred to me?"
"Who referred you?"
"I don't know why you've been referred to me?"
"We don't like doing blood tests on old people."
My Dad asked "Are you telling me that I've got cancer?"
"No I can't tell you you've got cancer."
Also: "Everyone over eighty has cancer."
My Dad explained that I have PCa (as does his brother):
"Well you must know all about it then."
No further action. It was left that the Urologist would write to his - seemingly miscreant, GP.
I am not too happy at the way a 93 year old patient, albeit fit capable and in generally good health, was treated.
I appreciate that - most unfortunately, PSA screening is not recommended by NICE etc.
Is it true that they just don't want to investigate elderly men with elevated PSA but no presenting symptoms?
I don't much like how a man of his age on his own was handled either.