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Re: PSA monitoring

Postby Buxton » Fri May 20, 2022 10:37 pm

Buxton wrote:
beach sunrise wrote:Hi Buxton, one of my doctors has had prostate cancer for about 7 years now. He takes high dose vitamin C for it.

I’ll have a chat with him next week. I usually see him every six months for a review and I take a list of questions. Bowel movements will always be variable after my cancer surgery, I get constipated and at times the opposite. I sometimes am desperate to pee but can’t produce anything, My right ear is always blocked unless I pop it and then it blocks again. Any so on. I sometimes feel sorry for him.
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JJH wrote:
Buxton wrote:...PSA (prostate) up slightly to .99. Nobody seems bothered but Dr wants 6 monthly tests...

John,

It's good that your doctor wants 6 monthly PSA tests. This is what is needed in order to properly monitor for out-of-range and accelerating PSA levels over time.

These sequential PSA tests need to be done in the same lab with the same equipment and with the same assays, otherwise the results will not be comparable. And, of course, you need to know what the PSA normal-range limits are for your particular lab.

More information on PSA monitoring and prostate treatment can be found near the bottom of the following post:

https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=63819&p=510779#p510779

Thank you. The pc is ct2a and I had rt. I didn’t have hormone treatment, in fact I have monthly testosterone injections to keep at a normal level as I have hypogonadism. I am with some pc sites.


A new Dr said the small rise from .83 to .99 could have been because it was not the same lab. My test coming up will be taken at the Dr surgery as I wanted to avoid the crowded waiting room which often happens where I have previously been. Here’s hoping.

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Re: Six years today!

Postby beach sunrise » Tue May 24, 2022 11:39 am

There is another test for prostate cancer also. Can't think of the name but suppose to be more sensitive.
Also, if you had sex within 24 hours of testing it can make numbers rise.
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Re: PSA monitoring

Postby Buxton » Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:02 am

Buxton wrote:
JJH wrote:
Buxton wrote:...PSA (prostate) up slightly to .99. Nobody seems bothered but Dr wants 6 monthly tests...

John,

It's good that your doctor wants 6 monthly PSA tests. This is what is needed in order to properly monitor for out-of-range and accelerating PSA levels over time.

These sequential PSA tests need to be done in the same lab with the same equipment and with the same assays, otherwise the results will not be comparable. And, of course, you need to know what the PSA normal-range limits are for your particular lab.

More information on PSA monitoring and prostate treatment can be found near the bottom of the following post:

https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=63819&p=510779#p510779

Thank you. The pc is ct2a and I had rt. I didn’t have hormone treatment, in fact I have monthly testosterone injections to keep at a normal level as I have hypogonadism. I am with some pc sites.


My latest psa is .68. Happy with that. Maybe now I can have yearly tests?


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