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PSA numbers: Questions about new treatments

Prostate Cancer | Last Active: Apr 1, 2020 | Replies (45)

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@stoney

That's probably not too long but I would agree that you in all probability, have cancer. Your numbers jumped pretty quickly, as did mine (9.4 to 18 in three months). Count on having a biopsy (demand anesthesia, you'll thank me later). If I could do it all over again, I think addressing cancer sooner might help preserve lymph structures and crucial nerves by intervening while your margins are negative (cancer contained to the gland and not metastasis to the surrounding bones, etc). On a personal note, I would not have chosen any facility other than Mayo for my cancer treatment. I am 61 years old. Good luck to you!

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I would like to add that after the DRE suggested an anomaly (along with the PSA of 18), it was straight to the biopsy. Here's what I would like to add, I was offered no choices of which type of biopsy I was about to receive or which one my insurance would cover(Anthem Blue Cross). My biopsy was painfully barbaric. I would have asked to have anesthesia if I had known I could have. If there is a painless MRI out there, take it or at least ask about your options.