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  • Not sure what to do?

    I am 61 with an elevating PSA. 2 years ago my PSA was 5.0, it continues to elevate to now 9.5. Here lies the problem. In that time period I have had 2 prostate biopsies. Both totally negative.
    Should I just be thankful it remains negative and relax, or is there something truly wrong.
    Just wondering what else to do. Thanks for all the help. Dave

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