Oct 21, 2012 - 11:08 am
My first biopsy was done in 1998 when my psa was elevated to 5.5. It was negative. My uro began checking psa every 6 months. It remained relatively constant for a year & 1/2 when it rose to 7. Another biopsy came up negative. At that time my uro told me that he was fairly sure that I did have PCa but couldnt treat it until he could confirm it with a posative biopsy. At that time I began drinking green tea four to six cups a day. My next psa showed a reduction in numbers as did another six months later. At that time, my uro said that I would only need psa testing at once a year instead of every six months unless the numbers started to increase drastically. My psa bounced between 6 (something) and 4 for the next ten years when my psa rose from 6 (something) to 8.5 at which time I had my third biopsy. It came back positive with 1 core at 30% and 2 cores suspect but not confirmed (whatever that means). My Gleason was 3&4=7 and staged at T1c (negative DRE).