PSA LEVELS

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PSA LEVELS

by Ostrich1 on Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:12 PM

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i'm testing high for psa 53 years old

recent level 15 12.8 16   I'm scheduled for a biopsy are there side effects to the biopsy your aware of? Dont beliveve i fit the criteria of cancer been athlete most of my life never been overweight either

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by genemyers on Mon Sep 09, 2019 05:39 AM

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Prostate cancer is age driven, there is also a family history component.  IF you live long enough (like 85) you are likely to have some prostate caner. It doesnt matter how athletic you are or if you have eaten right your whole life, but this is not fully understood. Also if brothers, fathers, uncles have the disease that raises your risk.

Biopsies can have side effects like bleading for a couple of days.  It passes.  You can also get an infection in about 1% of the cases.

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by Ostrich1 on Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:26 PM

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Ok thanks I cancelled my biopsy for now I never even met the doctor just been medical assistants so far. I need to discuss possible MRI

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by Himads on Wed Oct 02, 2019 05:44 PM

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I went through the same thing in early 2018. My psa level was around 5. I had the biopsy and 6 of 12 samples were cancerous. I had a radical prostatectomy performed in May of 2018. The surgery went well, and the path report showed that the cancer was contained within the prostate. While the biopsy was not pleasant, it isn't too bad. Some bleeding but that was about it. Good luck to you. By the way, I also am an athlete but am older than you. I wasn't thrilled with the news about prostate cancer but it happens.

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