I believe my father died with prostate cancer at the age of 95. He died in 2007 and I don't recall him ever doing anything about this. He was incontinent towards the end.
My PSA test are as follows:
1. 5/2006 TPSA 2.66 ng/ml and FPAS 1.04
2. 10/2006 TPSA 3.21 and FPSA 1.64
3. 10/2007 TPSA 2.83 and FPSA 1.06
4. 10/2012 TPSA 4.33 no FPSA shown
5. 4/2013 TPSA 5.87 no FPSA shown
6. 5/2013 TPSA 5.43 no FPSA shown
I have had no urinary infections and have no 'waterworks' problems. Am not incontinent and don't need to urinate overnite.
I am due another PSA test tomorrow 27th and fully expect, when I see the Urologist again on 31st, that he will recommend a biopsy. I am in two minds about having this and I prefer to 'let sleeping dogs lie'.
Many thanks - I shall certainly make sure I ask for Free PSA test as well.
What is involved with the MR- spectroscopy test? You say it is non-invasive but how?
Many thanks indeed. Your helpful answers give me some avenues to explore.
I note that you say that there is no relationship between Warfarin and a high PSA result but I am still not convinced - the coincidence is too much!
That sounds like an excellent idea!
I shall see what the PSA test result is tomorrow; discuss with the Urologist on Friday and then review everything with my doctor the following week. Maybe, for the first time in some weeks, there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Many thanks indeed for all your help.