Had my annual physical on Monday and GP called with test results, everything looked good but PSA was 4.4. Referring me to urologist to pursue further. A quick google shows that a range of 4 to 10 indicates a 25% chance of Prostate cancer. I'm only 39 so there should be no good reason for this unless the Gleevec is causing my PSA to go up. I checked a few sites and could not find PSA elevation as a side effect. I called my onc and she said go see the urologist, elevated PSA is not related to CML or Gleevec.
This is kind of a nasty deja vu, two years ago I had a physical and my GP (same one) called to tell me my white counts were elevated and I should go see a hematologist. That turned out to be leukemia. Now my PSA levels are elevated and she is telling me to go see a urologist. What's the over under on me having two cancers in two years?
I know life isn't fair, but it can be too much sometimes. I do the best I can to get along with what I have, I really don't want to battle this on another front.
Now I get to mull over this for the next couple of weeks while trying to get this figured out.
Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.