Dad had his consultation today with Mr P.
PSA has risen but (this will mess with the heads of all debating the significance of PSA fluctuations) when the blood sample was taken, it was sent to two labs - the first to our local hospital where Mr P is based and the other to the GP's preferred lab in Harrogate (I think I have posted here before that it is allegedly common knowledge amongst medics in our area that PSA tests come back higher from Harrogate than from St James's).
Well, case proved. Dad's Leeds result was 0.30 and his Harrogate result was 0.32 - a difference of nearly 7%
Taking the .3 as reliable, it is a rise of 50% in 6 months but Dad & Mr P have agreed to leave it for 12 months before next test. I can't say I feel thrilled about that but on the basis that dad is pretty clear he would not agree to any treatment anyway, it seems a bit pointless to him to create anxiety that he will then do nothing about. Joy.
Edited by member 03 Feb 2015 at 00:17
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