• PSA is on the rise

    Asked by HotRodTodd on Monday, March 18, 2013

    PSA is on the rise

    What happens if you do not do anything about a rising PSA?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Peroll's Avatar

      Todd, PSA is an indicator of possible prostrate cancer and not definitive in diagnosing prostrate cancer. Thus if PSA rises then additional testing is usually indicated. Prostrate cancer is often very slow growing and in a lot of cases it is just monitored to be sure it does not start to grow faster. This is because the side effects of the treatement can sometimes be as bad or worse than the diease its self. So to answer your question, it all depends on if there is really cancer and how agressive the cancer is. It could be anywhere from nothing to the cancer spreading and eventually causing death. As minimum I would recommend that anyone with an elevated PSa get checked out to see if there is really cancer and then to see how agressive it is. From there informed decisions can be made. Good Luck

      over 7 years ago
    • WizardOfWesley's Avatar

      If your PSA is on the Rise...and you have had a Diagnosis of PCa.. via Biopsy .... eventually you will surcome to a lot of Pain.. as Prostate Cancer seems to settle in the bones... It is a very painful and agonizing slow death... If you are worried about having ED issues.. (which I recall was one of your major concerns in past posts).... you can stop worring NOW... Sadly you won't find many partners that will join you six feet under... :-( Go for a second or third opinion .. don't just wait.. a few of the guys I know.. did just that.. and they are both Gone... less than 50 years old... not trying to scare you.. just want to shake you a little and get you to be proactive... Good Luck.. G-D Bless...

      over 7 years ago

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