Feb 07, 2013 - 10:06 pm
Hello everyone. I am new to this forum but already impressed with the information sharing and support I have seen. During the past 8 years my PSA has climbed steadily from 8 to 60, but with five negative needle biopsies (75 samples) until a positive core sample (through the urethra) was taken last month, with one chip showing a 3+4 cancer. I have also had recent clear CT and bone scans. Because of the 60 PSA, my current Doc (Kaiser) thinks it has probably spread but also recommends surgery. If not for my high PSA, I might opt for a less invasive tratment with fewer side effects for what now seems to be a small, centralized tumor. I am 65 years old and otherwise in good health. Any thoughts or suggestions on how I should proceed?