PSA in the 900's?

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    Brother lives out of state and I am getting this info from my sister. He went to the doctor 2 weeks ago with UTI symptoms. Had a PSA drawn and was told it was in the 600's and he had cancer of the prostate. His PSA level is now in the 900's and was told the cancer had spread to his bones. Biopsy done two days ago along with an MRI. No results of those tests back. Have 2 uncles with prostate cancer (never had a PSA that high!) and husband with suspected prostate cancer (5 negative biopsys, negative bone scan, negative MRI but PSA over 30). Even though I've been through this a few times I don't have any experience in this area. Help!
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    Quote from medpsychRN
    Brother lives out of state and I am getting this info from my sister. He went to the doctor 2 weeks ago with UTI symptoms. Had a PSA drawn and was told it was in the 600's and he had cancer of the prostate. His PSA level is now in the 900's and was told the cancer had spread to his bones. Biopsy done two days ago along with an MRI. No results of those tests back. Have 2 uncles with prostate cancer (never had a PSA that high!) and husband with suspected prostate cancer (5 negative biopsys, negative bone scan, negative MRI but PSA over 30). Even though I've been through this a few times I don't have any experience in this area. Help!
    the normal range for men over 40 is 0-4.0 ng/ml.....so the level correlates with the stage of disease. when levels are much lower than your brothers its' typically bph (benign prostatic hypertrophy).

    i'm very sorry.

    leslie
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    Honestly, I was thinking that sister had her tests mixed up. I wondered if it was the alk phos that was in the 900's (although I have never seen it) which may have led the doc to think bone cancer.
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    Quote from medpsychRN
    Honestly, I was thinking that sister had her tests mixed up. I wondered if it was the alk phos that was in the 900's (although I have never seen it) which may have led the doc to think bone cancer.
    i would imagine his alp would be extremely elevated also if his ca has spread to the bone. the normal adult range for alp is 20-70 U/L.

    i'm getting all this info from my lab/diagnositic book, trying to give you the info you need....

    leslie


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