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What level of PSA is concerning?

What level of PSA is concerning?

The following are some general PSA level guidelines: 0 to 2.5 ng/mL is considered safe. 2.6 to 4 ng/mL is safe in most men but talk with your doctor about other risk factors. 4.0 to 10.0 ng/mL is suspicious and might suggest the possibility of prostate cancer.

What is a good PSA prostate number?

There’s no such thing as a normal PSA for any man at any given age, but most men with prostate cancer have a higher than normal level. In general: Safe: 0 to 2.5 ng/mL. Safe for most: 2.6 to 4 ng/mL.

What was my 6 month PSA test result?

My six month PSA test result came back today at 0.87 ng/ml. I had CyberKnife treatment for PCa staged at T1c, Gleason 3+3=6, 1 of 12 positive cores at 15% involvement. Dx PSA was 4.3. My 3 month PSA reading was 1.35. Have had zero side effects following this treatment in July.

When to get a PSA test in BC?

PSA testing of men without symptoms or other clinical suspicion of prostate cancer is not an insured benefit in BC under the Medical Services Plan. For men without a diagnosis of prostate cancer and PSA test results within the appropriate age based reference range, further testing in less than 2 years is not indicated.

What does Ro think about the PSA results?

RO thinks the PSA results are due to prostatitis cased by the CK treatment (similar to what happened after the biopsy) and is not worried since the followup test on 12/15/10 went down (not up). Worrisome & disconcerting to me nonetheless. Had lengthy discussion w/RO about how do we know if CK failed or not and what do we do if it did fail?

What is the PSA velocity for prostate cancer?

A PSA velocity of 0.75 ng/ml in one year raises the risk that a man is developing prostate cancer. Of concern is men with a rise of 2.0 ng/ml within one year. These men have an increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer that tries to metastasize early to other organs such as the lymph nodes and bones.

What does a PSA level of 10.0 mean?

High PSA levels over 10.0 ng/ml is an indicator of the presence of prostate cancer with 50% chance according to ACS. A PSA level of 10-14 may be due to an inflamed prostate and not a cancer marker unless the biopsy results show other than that.

What’s the difference between.05 and.05 PSA?

My own uro told me just this week, that .05 is considered the legitimate prescence of PSA after surgery as a primary treatment or radiation as a secondary treatment. You guys are confusing accuracy of the test with frequency of testing. Accuracy does not detect a rise in PSA sooner. Frequency of testing does.

Do you agree with the value of the ultra sensitive PSA?

I agree with the value of the ultra sensitive PSA. My PSA went from .07 to .28 within 3 months and them to .5 two months later. If I had been using the normal test, I wuld have not been able to plan for secondary treatment until my PSA was almost .3 and movng very quickly.

When did my PSA go from.07 to.28?

My PSA went from .07 to .28 within 3 months and them to .5 two months later. If I had been using the normal test, I wuld have not been able to plan for secondary treatment until my PSA was almost .3 and movng very quickly.