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Re: PSA Doubling

Don is correct, you have every right to be concerned. This fast pace of your PSA advance is unusual. Hope for the least serious explanation but be prepared for the worst. It is possible it is an infection. We all hope for that but since those lucky ones that do have an infection do not end up posting on this cancer site, we don't hear of many that have that hope materialize. Hope your appointment is soon and there is good news for you. Good idea to have the wife along to catch things you may not hear. Maybe I shouldn't say, as I am certainly not qualified, but if it is cancer, it would seem that you have caught it early on as fast as it is moving and not any higher than it is. Don't panic but also don't procrastinate. Best wishes bud! Jon.

Re: PSA Doubling

Hi -

My PSA was high 5's, low 6's (had biopsy - didn't find any cancer) - monitored for next 5 years where PSA was rising very slowly, then had to go to different urologist (other one moved from area) Anyway new lab came back 10.4 - (had another biopsy - found very slow growing cancer in 2 out of 12 cores) Then I went to a radiologist and asked for another PSA test - this one came back8.4 - still too high but just saying 2 point difference.