Yes Alan, usuallly big jumps are more concerning. Hoping our doc is just bring prudent. We are with a uro/ onc at Northwestern in Chicago. He feels risk of prostate cancer is moderate, but wants the MRI. Will know more next week.
On a happy note, we are thrilled bladder and wash were good. This was yearly check up.
3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago#51311by Alan
I have never paid much attention to my PSA numbers as I trust my GP implicitly and he has said mine is good (I want to say 2.2). I may be wrong so someone correct if I need but, the concern is when you have a big jump from say 2.2 to 4.5. From what I understand men have a tendency to gradually increase in count and concern should be if reaching 5.0 At the same time having an MRI can't hurt and you will know more after it.
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago#51306by Hudsongrl
My husband was diagnosed with low grade(Ta) non invasive bladder cancer in 2012. Just had cystoscopy and bladder wash cytology...ALL CLEAR., woohoo. But, now uro doesn't like that hubbys psa has been creeping up. Last year it was 2.9 and this year 3.1, range is 0-4.0. He is sending him for a prostate MRI on Monday. Has this happened to any of the men here? We feel like we dodged the bladder bullet only to start on something else:( sigh.