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earnshaw Thu 01-Oct-20 18:21:39

amid all the pandemic worries I now have another big worry, my husband has rcently had PSA blood test which was very high, he now has to go for bone scan , presuming that he has prostate cancer and the scan to see how far its travelled, desperately worried , have to keep upbeat for him but just writing it down does help a tiny bit

Esspee Thu 01-Oct-20 18:36:30

On the positive side earnshaw if he has PC it has now been found and can be treated. That is so much more optimistic than those men who have not requested the simple PSA blood test, have PC but do not know it.
Keep concentrating on practicalities. Research the subject so that you can make treatment decisions together and remain calm. Your husband needs you to be strong.

kittylester Thu 01-Oct-20 18:52:39

There has been another thread on this but I cant do the link.

Please try not to worry. My dh had very high psa readings but had a small op and is fine.

BlueSky Thu 01-Oct-20 19:14:26

Earnshaw I know is easier said than done, but please try not to worry as a high PSA doesn’t necessarily mean cancer.

cupaffull Thu 01-Oct-20 19:20:54

It can sometimes be high due to infection so fingers xx'd for you both. My OH has had the op and is well.flowers

Oldbat1 Thu 01-Oct-20 19:35:13

My husband was only 57 when psa levels started to rise. After all the tests and scans it was cancer but luckily caught early it hadn’t gone anywhere else. He had his prostate removed and no evidence of cancer reoccurring. However since then he has had bowel cancer surgery which then went to his liver 3yrs later which required partial liver removal and 3yrs later again has now spread to lungs. We are “waiting and seeing” currently IF anything can be done. His first cancer was 13yrs ago so don’t panic too much until testing is done. Best wishes.

CanadianGran Thu 01-Oct-20 19:39:13

Thank you for starting this thread. My DH has just had notification that his PSA level is high, and will be recommended to a specialist. He is of course very worried.

I've tried to tell him not to worry until we know more, but of course one cannot turn off the mind.

Kate1949 Thu 01-Oct-20 20:56:40

As I mentioned on the other thread, my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. He had several scans, 37 consecutive rounds of radiotherapy. He's fine now (touch wood). If it helps, his consultant said that a man can have very high PSA levels and not have cancer. Good luck to you both.

Urmstongran Thu 01-Oct-20 21:11:55

My stepfather had prostate cancer 20 years ago and after his hospital treatments he is fine and dandy. His birthday is today - he’s 88y.

Good luck too for your husband. I’ve heard it’s more whether there are worrying symptoms more than the level of the PSA test.

Greeneyedgirl Thu 01-Oct-20 21:13:59

My OH had prostate cancer 10 years ago. He is fine. Treatments are good and improving constantly, he had a prostatectomy. We were so worried at first, but it’s very common and usually one of the easier cancers to deal with.

Many men will live long and active lives, not realising that they have it, and without it shortening their life.

Hope it goes well for you.