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.
Have you had urinary control since prostate cancer surgery?