Aug 28, 2012 - 3:15 pm
Husband's biopsy now scheduled for this Thursday. Doctor said possibility of cancer is high (better than 70%). Prostate felt 'hard' or 'firm'. Not enlarged as far as he could tell. Doing some urine tests. Will order bone scan and CT scan after getting biosyp results (insurance requires the wait).
I found a site than calculates the doubling time and velocity for PSA scores. I put in his score from the bloodwork on Aug. 10 (73.76) and Aug. 20 (81). Doubling time is 2.34 months or 0.2 years. Velocity is 22.04 ng/ml/month or 264.44 ng/ml/year.
These see even higher than just looking at the PSA. And see to indicate more aggressive.
Anyone know anything more about this type of info? Doctor didn't say alot- wants to wait on biopsy and Gleason scores and scan results.
Thanks to all for the previous responses and comfort!