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Friday, July 17, 2009 Neal Holland, Community Member, asks

Q: 15 years after prostate removal psa goes up slightly from 0.05 to 0.16. What does this mean?

I had my prostate removed about 15 years ago along with removal of a part of my bladder that had been affected. Radiation was done two years later because the PSA had risen to the concern of my doctor, My Psa levels over the past 13 years have been nearly undetected. About 8 months ago my psa was 0.05 and last week when taken again it reached 0.16. Is this cause to be concerned?

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Wildtorrent, Community Member
7/18/09 1:45pm

I think if this happened to me I would be concerned and see a urologist immediately...a jump from .05 to .16 is a 3 fold increase in your PSA...have it checked out soon...

Neal Holland, Community Member
7/18/09 7:20pm

Ive got an appointment with my doctor wednesday.  he is an oncologist.  should i be seeing a urologist?  thanks

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By Neal Holland, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/15/13, First Published: 07/17/09