Steve R’s Story

Steve is 54 years old. In May 2005, when he had just turned 44, he felt that he was looking unusually pale, and unusually tired. Steve visited his GP, and asked him to run some blood tests. Despite not being at the at-risk age, Steve was happy to also have his PSA tested as he was getting up at night [...]

November 25th, 2015|

Charles’ Story

Charles is 68 years old. In 2007 his GP identified that his annual PSA reading had risen significantly from the one taken 12 months earlier. A repeat PSA test was ordered for 3 months’ time. That subsequent reading was slightly elevated from the previous one. Charles was then directed to visit a urologist for further investigation. Another PSA test confirmed [...]

May 23rd, 2015|

Charlie’s Story

Charlie is 72. In his early 50’s on the advice of his GP Charlie had his first PSA test, with a reading of about three. On-going testing saw that PSA reading gradually rise, and a referral to a urologist followed. The advice was for a radical prostatectomy. Charlie rejected that advice, believing that intervention then was unnecessary. He believed that [...]

April 22nd, 2015|

Ern’s Story

Ern is 79 years old. In 2001, when he was 60, he spoke with his doctor and requested that his PSA be graphed. Six years later Ern’s PSA reading began to spike, and he was referred to a urologist. A biopsy detected no evidence of cancer. PSA graphing continued, and another spike occurred when he was 72. This time [...]

October 26th, 2014|