Aug 30, 2013 - 10:37 am
I am new to this so please bear with me. I am 62 and was dignosed in 4 months ago with Gleason 3+3 type 1 based on two positive cores, 1 at 2%, the other at 5%. After a detailed meeting with the urologist, we are working on active surveillance. I went for my first post diagnosis PSA test a week ago and was very surprised to have it come back at 13.8. It had been as high as 7.y but went back to 4.3 on retest. I am waiting for another restest in a couple of weeks. I already know that the cancer is there so the result as an indicator is no shock. The rise gives me some concern that there is potential that it is other than the slow growth adenocarcinoma that was diagnosed.
Since diagosis, I have tried to be more careful on diet. Started using soy products regularly and increasing fruit and such. I do run regularly. I ride a bike with some frequency and purchased a prostate correct seat for that. Last rode on the Sunday before the test on Thursday. I plan to see what the retest does and talk to the Dr about possible prostatis if it is still high. Has anyone doing active surveillance had a sudden rise like this?
Just found this forum and have found it helpful. Thanks,