2nd & 3rd PSA Test

After I got the referral to the Urologist, I had two more PSA test taken. The first one was 3.8 and the second was 3.9.   The second one was ordered with the PSA Free Test.

A Quick Explanation about PSA Fee from cancer.gov site:

Most of the PSA protein released into the blood becomes attached to other blood proteins. The PSA that does not become attached is known as free PSA and can be measured. It has been found that the level of free PSA is decreased in men who have prostate cancer compared to those with benign conditions. The exact level depends upon which test the laboratory uses, but generally, a test result of less than 10% free PSA is suggestive of cancer. This test is most helpful when the usual PSA test level is between 4.0 ng/mL and 10.0 ng/mL.

So now I have a PSA test on the books of 4.1, 3.8 and 3.9 with a PSA free percentage of 13%.  Average of 4.0  Too high.

What does all this mean?   Time to see the Urologist and figure this out.

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