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I had PSA test. Prostate cancer test. Total PSA is 0.506 ng/mL and PSA free is 0.152. I think psa free is very low. Can you tell me results fine or??

I had PSA test. Prostate cancer test. Total PSA is 0.506 ng/mL and PSA free is 0.152. I think psa free is very low. Can you tell me results fine or??

Firstly: Reason for PSA testing in a24 year old is unclear. Pre test probability is very low making the positive predictive value of the test extremly low hence not neccessary to do. The numbers give are WNL and reflective of a small sized prostate gland which is consistent with your age ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How is prostte cancer detected? Reglar blood test work? Or it only shows when PSA test is done? Been doing blod work in past showed nothin untl PSA

How is prostte cancer detected? Reglar blood test work? Or it only shows when PSA test is done? Been doing blod work in past showed nothin untl PSA

By PSA: Prostate Ca spans a period of ages where younger asymptomatic patient has a PSA suggesting malignancy. It is about 50% accurate and requires physical and bx if lesion detected. In older patient symptoms of urinary obstruction from enlarged prostate leads to exam and bx of detected nodular growth. Bx required to confirm dx. ...Read more

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26 male. Prostatitis symptms for years. 5 diff uros, all checks "normal". Low/good PSA test. Ultrasnd "prost looks relatively small", but recent pain in lower left back when bending certain ways for 2 wks now and symps. Seem worse. Chance of cancer?

26 male. Prostatitis symptms for years. 5 diff uros, all checks "normal". Low/good PSA test. Ultrasnd "prost looks relatively small", but recent pain in lower left back when bending certain ways for 2 wks now and symps. Seem worse. Chance of cancer?

Prostatitis: A special type of physical therapist may be helpful. Ask your doc about that. The PT would be trained in pelvic floor treatments. Peace and good health. Prostate pain can radiate up the back. ...Read more

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Psa test reveals 1.7, is this a good indicator that you have no prostate cancer?

34: You are 34.Prostate CA is unheard of at 34.I am surprised a doctor ordered PSA on you, unless of course you went to one of those walk in cash labs. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the normal range on psa tests for prostate cancer?

What is the normal range on psa tests for prostate cancer?

Multiple answers: If your prostate was removed for cancer psa should be <0.1. If you had radiation we like it below 0.5 but anything below 1.0 is acceptable. If you are being screened, I like it based on age; >75 up to 6.5; 65-75 4.5; 55-65 3.5; 45-55 2.5. You also don't want it going up >0.7/year. For more: @thepeedoc www. Peedoc. Com. ...Read more

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For 6 I've had prostate issues even had biopsy at 39 PSA was 3.9 test was neg. The last two years PSA. 7 with free PSA 26%. Still symptomatic some days worse than others. Worried Drs missed cancer.

Falling PSA is good: Previously elevated PSA was likely due to inflammation, infection or manipulation. Your PSA is now within normal limits and biopsy was negative. All is OK & suggest you stop worrying. There is plenty of real stuff going on round the world to worry about, but, fortunately not your prostate. ...Read more

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Symptoms for Prostate cancer very similar to my diabetic symptoms. Turning 51 in a few days. Should I request PSA test?

Not symptomatic: As a rule. Occasionally presents with blood in urine. Might notice some slowing down of urinary strew. Quite reasonable to get PSA tested in view of both age & concern. Symptoms most likely those on Diabetic Neuropathy. Your Dr. Can order the PSA & perform a digital rectal examination. ...Read more

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Avodart keeps PSA low. So how would the PSA test help somebody diagnose prostate cancer if the med keeps the number low?

Avodart keeps PSA low. So how would the PSA test help somebody diagnose prostate cancer if the med keeps the number low?

No affect survival: Scroll down to medications part. Have to adjust PSA concentration 'manually' depending on how long you've been on 5a-reductatse inhibitor.

http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/718972_4 ...Read more

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In april 03, 2013 I had a prostate biopsy because of a high psa 9.0. The biopsy result was negative for cancer but the prostate is 2 times larger than?

In april 03, 2013 I had a prostate biopsy because of a high psa 9.0. The biopsy result was negative for cancer but the prostate is 2 times larger than?

PSA density: Can describe whether the size of your gland explains the psa. The negative biopsy says they did not find the cancer, but it can also mean they missed it. I would repeat the psa and establish a pattern. You should refrain from sex a week or 2 before repeating the psa. If the psa continues to rise, repeat the biopsies. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has prostate cancer which has spread to his bones. His psa was until the last test. The ps?

What do you suggest if my husband has prostate cancer which has spread to his bones. His psa was until the last test. The ps?

Incomplete question: Please re-enter your question and include the PSA values.

When prostate cancer spreads to bone, primary treatment includes androgen deprivation therapy. ...Read more

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I have a high psa count but no prostate cancer. Recently I found that taking ibiprophen for 2 weeks before a psa blood test lowers my psa count. Why?

I have a high psa count but no prostate cancer. Recently I found that taking ibiprophen for 2 weeks before a psa blood test lowers my psa count. Why?

Inflammation: Psa can be elevated in conditions other than cancer. Anti-inflammatory drugs can lower psa by reducing inflammation. Studies that reported lower risk of prostate cancer with asprin use have since been challenged on this basis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have prostate cancer in the age of 26. I had gone for the psa test and psa level is 3.75. But doctor said no problem you live your?

Is it possible to have prostate cancer in the age of 26. I had gone for the psa test and psa level is 3.75. But doctor said no problem you live your?

Very rare: It is possible but unlikely. The incidence of prostate cancer in patients under 50 is very low and usually found in patients with a strong family history. Psa can be elevatd due to other noncancer causes and is controversial as a screening tool. You should see a urologist to discuss further. ...Read more

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I have a PSA done once each year. Along with various other blood tests, this is purely a routine check. However, as a matter of interest, is it true that the PSA level never falls if a person has prostate cancer?

I have a PSA done once each year. Along with various other blood tests, this is purely a routine check. However, as a matter of interest, is it true that the PSA level never falls if a person has prostate cancer?

See below.: IF an elevated PSA is due to prostate cancer, then in the absence of treatment, one would not expect a significant, reproducible decline keeping in mind that there can be PSA variations within the body of 10-20%; not uncommon to have variations both within a specific lab and/or between different labs; and that one can have prostate cancer with PSA variations occurring for unrelated reasons. ...Read more

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Is a psa blood test for prostate cancer part of an annual physical?

Is a psa blood test for prostate cancer part of an annual physical?

No: Guidelines advise not screening for prostate cancer with the psa test. More information here in my health guide on psa. Http://bit. Ly/kqdvhz. ...Read more

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What is the most reliable test for the progression of prostate cancer? (other than PSA blood test)

What is the most reliable test for the progression of prostate cancer? (other than PSA blood test)

See below: PSA is a screening test. Other tests such as percent-free PSA and complexed PSA can be done on blood to check for the amount of free PSA present. If your % free PSA is less than 10%, you should definitely consider a prostate biopsy. Levels between 10-25% should be discussed with your Urologist. PSA density/velocity and age-related PSA tests are controversial; therefore discuss with your Urologist ...Read more

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My father age 52 years had recurrent pus cells in urine from past 3 months, is this related with prostate cancer though his psa test are normal.

My father age 52 years had recurrent pus cells in urine from past 3 months, is this related with prostate cancer though his psa test are normal.

WBC in urine: White blood cells, pus, in the urine would be more related to bladder or kidney infection. The prostate does not actually come in contact with urine even though the bladder drains right thru the prostate. ...Read more

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I had radiation therapy for prostate cancer 10 years ago. Since I've had psa tests yearly. The last three years the psa has risen 0.1, 0.4, 0.5. Does th?

I had radiation therapy for prostate cancer 10 years ago. Since I've had psa tests yearly. The last three years the psa has risen 0.1, 0.4, 0.5. Does th?

Prostate cancer: A small percent of rad treated pts will recur even this late. A urological eval is warranted. At your age that small amount of psa elevation should not affect your longevity.. ...Read more

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When and how often do you recommend taking the psa test for prostate cancer screening? Indicate your recommended frequency of the test and when to start taking it, if at all.

PSA: Despite recent federal panel recommendations, I recommend annual psa testing for all men over 50. Prostate cancer has no symptoms in the early treatable stages. ...Read more

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I am a healthy, relatively fit 62-year old professional. I have regular annual physicals and physical prostate exams. However, my father died at age 67 from prostate cancer. Would you recommend I get a PSA test? I have heard mixed opinions on the value of

I am a healthy, relatively fit 62-year old professional. I have regular annual physicals and physical prostate exams. However, my father died at age 67 from prostate cancer. Would you recommend I get a PSA test? I have heard mixed opinions on the value of

Difficult: Tough to answer in 400 letters or less. Each individual has to look at the test for them. If you are healthy, I would get the PSA test yearly along with exam. It is a tool, not the Bible. PSA can fluctuate but if you would see a rise in number too quickly, that would raise alarms to consider a biopsy. In your case, I would check PSA yearly. ...Read more

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Can a primary care doctor diagnose you with prostate cancer based on a psa test that shows elevated psa?

Can a primary care doctor diagnose you with prostate cancer based on a psa test that shows elevated psa?

Prostate cancer: You can never diagnosed prostate cancer based on a psa test they just aren't that accurate. Diagnosing prostate cancer requires doing a biopsy. Most primary care physicians are good at finding suspicious lesions but they usually refer to urologist for biopsy. Psa tests are not that accurate. ...Read more

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I had prostate cancer radiation treatment, last psa test was. 58. If cancer do reoccur what kind symptoms will I get physically, feel, notice etc.?

I had prostate cancer radiation treatment, last psa test was. 58. If cancer do reoccur what kind symptoms will I get physically, feel, notice etc.?

Varies: If you are following psa, and your cancer recurs, vey often the patient is asymptomatic - the only symptom may be anxiety about the test result. Otherwise symptoms have to do with sight of recurrence- most common is bone pain or fracture. ...Read more

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Went for my semi-annual visit with primary care MD. My blood test shows a PSA of 2.4 and I think it is extremely high. Do I have prostate cancer?

PSA levels: A PSA of 2.4 is not high. I presume that you have not discussed this with your doctor, which you should do. If he has a concern about the way the prostate feels on a rectal exam, you should see a urologist, but with a PSA level of 2.4, it is safe to recheck it in a year. Again, if you are truly concerned, see a urologist to get a rectal exam and discuss all of the findings. ...Read more

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Is all high psa cancer?

Is all high psa cancer?

No.: Not all high psa is cancer. Many times it can be in prostatic hyperplasia, and BPH or benign prostatic hypertrophy. However, many times cancer must be ruled out in these cases. That's why other tests like digital rectal exam and biopsy of the prostate are done. Psa levels >10 ng/ml or positive dre should be tested for cancer with transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy or trus to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Does a high psa score mean cancer?

Does a high psa score mean cancer?

Not always: Usually the change in a psa value from one to the next is more concerning than the sole value itself. Rate of change is important too. Psa is a tool that helps us determine who is at highest risk for prostate cancer and therefore who needs a biopsy to diagnose cancer. Normal values slowly increase as one ages. However psa values over 20ng/ml are very concerning for cancer and need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Should my psa be high if I already had cancer?

Should my psa be high if I already had cancer?

PSA?: Is test used for people with prostatic hypertrophy, if it is elevated they do biopsy. The result is not always accurate. ...Read more

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What is a psa number the range when you know you have cancer?

What is a psa number the range when you know you have cancer?

0-4.0: Psa or prostate specific antigen is secreted by the prostate cells. A high number can mean prostate infections, an enlarged prostate gland due to benign causes, or prostate cancer. Diagnosis can be made by a urine exam, a digital rectal exam, and additional blood and urine tests.
Dr. Neil baum
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If you have an elevated psa, what are the odds that it's cancer?

High, get checked.: If this is your first result showing high blood psa, you should see your doctor to get worked up to be sure it isn't prostate cancer. Other things, like prostate hypertrophy, can give high psa, but there are different results on dre (digital rectal exam) than cancer. The prostate would be firm, smooth, and rubbery, not rough and irregular. But you don't know unless you get checked, so see dr. ...Read more

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My psa is 12 and a biopsy is scheduled. How likely is cancer?

My psa is 12 and a biopsy is scheduled. How likely is cancer?

Await biopsy results: Psa is a marker for prostate cancer, but it is not very specific, since it can be elevated in enlarged prostates or infections. For this reason, we try not to cause undue anxiety with a prediction. Risk calculators do exist, based on the results of 5, 519 men from the placebo arm of the pcpt trial. A version can be found at:
http://deb. Uthscsa. Edu/uroriskcalc/pages/uroriskcalc. Jsp. ...Read more

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I'm 71 yrs, male ; 73 kg weight ; 1, 70 mt height and my psa iresult is 5.7, what's the risk of getting cancer.

I'm 71 yrs, male ; 73 kg weight ; 1, 70 mt height and my psa iresult is 5.7, what's the risk of getting cancer.

Impossible to know: We would need more information such as what your other psa test results are; what your prostate feels like; what other symptoms may be related and what the biopsy and ultrasound show. There is no good answer to just pick out a risk for cancer from one number. ...Read more

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High psa level, and enlarged prostate does that mean cancer?

High psa level, and enlarged prostate does that mean cancer?

Here are some. ..: The issue and debate on PSA has evolved drastically over the past 10 years although it has been around since 1970. To address the essential information on PSA uncertainty and debate, please review the articles in http://formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html. I do believe you will gain a solid synopsis of PSA. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Prostate Specific Antigen (Definition)

Psa is a protein made in the prostate gland that functions to liquefy sperm. It is a serine protease made by both normal and malignant prostate glands. Commonly used as a screening test for prostate cancer, the psa test is widely used to detect which men would benefit from a prostate biopsy as well as detect cancer recurrence in men who have been ...Read more