How long to get a new PSA test after a biopsy
I was recenlty diagnosed with prostate cancer.
I had a PSA done in September 2017 with a score of 4.5
Again tested in February and score rose to 8.5
Got the MRI and then a biopsy on 5/7/2018. Geason is a 3+4
Went to a nationally recognized cancer hospital.
They drew blood for a new PSA test. It was 15
CAT and Bone scans show no spread beyond the prostate as of 6/8/2018.
The urologhist at this hospital was very alarmed at the sudden rise since Februay.
The radiologist said the PSA is irrevelant because the biopsy was so recent.
I started complaining to the patient advocate asking why two highly trained and experienced doctors can look at the same results and have such widely opposing opinions.
The PA got someone from Urology in on the conversation and after some back and forth where I kept calling BS, finally admitted the Urologist was wrong.
So, my queston is: How much time needs to pass between a biopsy and a new PSA test to ensure an accurate PSA score?
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