I am confused about PSA statistics. Many people seem to think that a high PSA of say 8 or 9 means cancer.
12 years ago my PSA was 4 .Then I had three biopsies. 10,5 and 3 years ago. My PSA was 10, 20 and 27 respectively. The biopsies were all negative. I had severe BPH and took a lot of medication for it including finesteride. 6 months ago my PSA was 42 and I had TURP which revealed High grade localised cancer gleason 3+4. Unfortunately I did not have my PSA taken after TURP but immediately had IMRT after which my PSA dropped to <0.1 I also had 3 months HT.
My grading was based on a high PSA so my life expectancy will also be evaluated on my high PSA. But I wonder how much of my high PSA was due to BHP rather than cancer?