My dad just got a call from the doctor for his regular PSA checkups. 2 months ago his PSA was 0.05, last month his PSA was 0.03, this month it is 0.04, everything else is normal. Should we be concerned? Why did it increase all of a sudden?
Just got a call from the doctor - Advanced Prostate...
What increase? .01? Worry about other things, this isn't anything to worry about.
Those are tiny differences that don't mean anything. I don't think it's worth measuring down to the hundredth, it causes anxiety for nothing. These changes are just basically noise.
There's a difference between measurable and meaningful.
Staying Undetectable is key for us now. These minute changes are typical . All good. At twenty years old you can be your fathers beacon of love. Great job being his advocate . Good luck to papa!😷
Great psa. Time for a chocolate spurge.
It diddn't increase. Fluctuations like that are normal. Ask his oncologist why he is getting monthly tests, and can he move to a conventional PSA test where the lowest reading is 0.1.
Thanks Tall Allen, I’ll ask about it. Why do doctors not assign conventional PSA tests where the lowest reading is 0.1 in my fathers case? This is my first time hearing about that
So sorry you are dealing with such a double whammy at such a young age. Wow. Hope you have some relatives and friends you can lean on. We all need a hug every once in a while. I guess kisses tossed from across the room may have to do for now. Best of wishes to you.
Stay strong my Dear 👍
Slight fluctuations are tolerable.
My best to you and your parents. All will be well 👌
Thank you Haniff, I just saw from your profile that you celebrated Eid a while ago, so happy belated Eid Mubarak! My family and I also celebrated Eid by just driving around the city.
Best wishes to you
Yes understandably the lab measuring calculating equipment can have that slight bit of +/- tolerance error. For example when was the last calibration or correlation made on the PSA lab testing equipment?
Plus our human body chemistry can throw off our internal system.
That would be worth concern only if it was about a Satellite or space probe going to Mars or the Mikey Way. Hundredth’s of numbers only count, in my technical engineering opinion with design of delicate instrumentation like nuclear research.
Not to worry chocolatelover_123
Thank you very much for the info, hope you’re doing well
Yes 8 days ago I had my CT ABS/pelvis / chest and NM total body bone scan done plus PSA labs.
Results: no signs found on scans of any Cancer...! And my PSA went from 1.032 March 10th to 0.75 .
Good news no G R E A T news. My (3) yes three cancer meds are working!
What meds are your Dad taking?
That’s great to hear! My dad is taking zytiga with prednisone and having zoladex injections
Thanks for your Eid wishes. Yes, the celebration was fun and different due to the lockdown here in Singapore. All of us were at home, my Sons were working from home.
I recently just retired in January after 37 years as Senior Teacher of English. My wife will be retiring end June this year after 38 years. She’s also a Senior Teacher of English.
Do take good care of yourself and parents. God Bless ❤️
Seems like the significant problem is that you have a doctor who might have failed to communicate sufficient assurance to your Dad.....did your Dad express concern or satisfaction with his current psa value?
He’s ok. Sorry about both your parents. But they are lucky to have you.
No sweats. He is undetectable. He is <0.1. The body makes antigen in minute quantities measured other than the prostate,
Insignificant rise .....
Hello, I think that's a great result, it's nothing, as I said to you before, plan ahead sweetheart, your dads doing well.
Much love from us xxxx
P.S. Those prayers worked, didn't they 😇😀
That's like a blackhead on an elephant's ass..... (don't sweat it)....
Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.
j-o-h-n Tuesday 06/16/2020 6:03 PM DST
In the noise. No worries.