May 30, 2013 - 3:34 pm
My PSA at biopsy 10 weeks ago was 4.71. It came back yesterday as 6.16. It seems like a big jump to me. I was seriously considering watchful waiting but this has scared me. Before the latest PSA test, I had told my urologist I was afraid to undergo another surgery (even though he did a great job on my radical nephrectomy 2-1/2 years ago), he suggested I see another radiation oncologist to discuss brachytherapy (I had a consultation a few weeks ago with somebody who specializes in CyberKnife). After learning the results of the latest PSA, I sent an email to my urologist and told him that I would probably be making a decision between brachytheraphy and surgery after this appointment. He emailed me back saying not to rush into a decision because of the PSA increase, that any number of things could have raised it. I made an appointment to discuss things with him. I realize that things other than the cancer could have caused my PSA to increase, but how on earth can they learn exactly what did it. All my other blood tests came back normal.