Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cause for Concern

My last five PSA results were as follows: Oct.2009, .55; Dec. 2009, .9; March 2010, .8; June 2010, .83; Sept. 2010, 1,03. There appears to be a modest trend in the WRONG DIRECTION! Accordingly I contacted UFPTI. "Not-to-worry," as goes my interpretation of their response,
"we do not believe cause for concern exists until a patient experiences consecutive rises in their PSA of at least 2 points. This would mean a rise of 4 points over a 6 month period. My modest, inconsistent elevation over the past 12 months seems inconsequential when compared to this standard. Even so, I would prefer that my PSAs trended downward, not upward.