My experience with PSA

At the age of 60 In January 2006 I turned in a "high PSA" of 4.7.

Monitoring prostate cancer

I chose to follow the path of regular monitoring. Over the next 6 years, my PSA culminated in a PSA of 10 in 2016. During this period I had a couple of biopsies performed which showed a few spots of cancer with a value of a 3 +3 Gleason score. We continued with Active Surveillance and monitored a varying PSA slowly moving up. At the point of reaching a PSA of 23, an MRI was done.

Prostate cancer MRI results

The MRI did show a PiRads 5 and 4 lesion in the middle portion of the prostate. At this point, I chose to begin treatment. I received 5 weeks of radiation which resulted in a PSA of 1.2. My 6 month follow-up lab tests will be done this month (May 2022). The entire process has been absent of any particular discomfort, physical or emotional.

More on this topic

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

or create an account to comment.

Community Poll

Have you had urinary control since prostate cancer surgery?