Feb 14, 2013 - 6:38 am
Hi Guys I'm very worried that my dad might have prostate cancer. His latest blood tests revealed a PSA of 43, his 3 previous tests revealed a PSA of 3,3.2 and 3.6. The specialist told him to have a biopsy when the PSA was 3.6 which he did...they took 10 samples but couldn't find anything.
During this past few weeks he has been sick (fever/flu) and in the last few days he has had some irritation in the testical region...couldn't feel any lumps though. He took a blood test last week and got the results today of PSA of 43. He is booked in next week to have and ultra sound, then from there the GP said she will look at the results and give him a referral back to the specialist. The specialist had previously said that he had a 20% chance of having prostate cancer at 3.6...now it is at 43 is more than 11 times that number.
My dad is in his low 50s, he doesn't smoke or drink alchohol and goes for little runs on the treadmill a few times a week.
Can anyone shed some light on the situation? I know nothing is for certain but what do you think the likelyhood is and if some what treatment option would be the best way?
He does go for regular blood check ups so if he does have it i hope it is at an early stage and curable. I've been reading some links that a PSA of over 40 could mean that the cancer may have spread to other parts of the body :(
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers! (I live in Australia by the way)