I've had my psa drawn for 7 years.
At first it was 9.3 and had a biopsy (12 core) come back negative with no abnormal cells.
Next year it was 11.0 and had 50 core saturation biopsy which came back negative with no abnormal cells.
Next year psa down to 7.1
Next year psa down to 6.0
Next year psa up to 7.0
Next year psa down to 4.6
all years normal dre
This year psa shot up to 9.2 again.
This after I had molar removed and treated for root canal on a different tooth. Also told I need treatment for gingivitis.
Last year my doctor told me my chances of having an aggressive cancer after 7 years and 62 needles in my prostate was infinitesimal.
Starting to wonder if all this psa testing is worth it for me. If I never had psa tested years ago I would have saved a lot of pain and stress especially considering they only save approximately 1 life in 1000.
I'm 65 years old and never had any other symptoms.
Think I'll talk to my doctor and tell him I'll chance it at this point. To much stress for such a small difference in mortality. I guess if I was still in my 50's and had a high psa I might still check it.
Good luck to all.