Question by Captainpoopypants: My dad found out his prostate (PSA) is elevated to a 5.8..scared, worried..need some advice/insight?
My Dad is a healthy guy, never once has he had any health issues besides his back hurting him from working in the yard too much. He had his yearly physical the other day,and they told him his prostate level was elevated to a 5.8 (was a 2.8 a year ago). He went to the Urologist today, whom thought it would be best to do a biopsy, so he has that scheduled for next week. He has no symptoms of prostate cancer, and no family history of prostate cancer. We are all (my mom, me & my Dad) extremely scared, worried, and fearful that it could be prostate cancer..
Just looking for opinions, thoughts, and words of wisdom..Although I’m not a religious person, a prayer would also be extremely wonderful from anybody.
Answer by Freedom Is Not Free
PSA levels shouldn’t be more than a 3 or 4. The reading of a 5.8 is not overly critical, but only poses an issue that could sound off a health alarm. For example, my brother has had readings above 10 and, the specialists can’t find the cause for his problems. They claim he doesn’t have cancer. In your Dad’s case, If it was prostate cancer, your Dad would have already been detected, notified, with a plan in place. Don’t fret. While his readings are high, I’m sure it is an issue that is not life-threatening or critical. On a side note, I’ll pray for your Dad and your family. Good luck to all of you.
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