My PSA is 44. Has been gradually increasing for about 8 years. I know the PSA itself is of little value, but see it as a tool. My Naturopath has had a number between 60-100 for 20 years. I would only become concerned if it started leaping upward. One biopsy was enough. Won't do another. No surgery. No chemo. Frustrating because the "medical community" by and large seems only to understand cut and fry. My only concern now is to find a way to shrink my prostate a bit so I don't have to urinate so frequently. I have a "high Gleason Score" but few other "symptoms. No pain. No problem with my sex life, etc.
I've gone through this rodeo several times before: Three years ago with t a ruptured disc, "The only choice for you is spinal fusion." -pass, and have been healed by working out, stretching and chiro. High Cholesterol - for 25 years: "You MUST take statins!" - Nope, still here and hearty at 70. My grandfather had 425 and lived/worked on a farm untill 99, when he fell out of a tree stand deer hunting.
Here, take some Vioxx" said my Doc. Nope. 50,000 other Americans did...and died. "Take this 100mg Fentanyl patch for your back pain" said my GP. The pharmacist saved my life by telling me I could be killed; took it down to 25mg and still almost died. Thank you Allopathic 'medicine'. Sorry to be so down on "traditional" medicine, but I'm still here, while friends and family members are not, because I thought long and hard, and researched before and IF, I agreed to do something invasive that was recommended. I'll go sometime for sure, but I'm after quality of life, and hopefully some quantity too! Western Medicine is the best at trauma...not so good on the rest.