Average PSA at time of death from prostate cancer

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I would be very grateful if someone could provide information about the following. For those men who have died from prostate cancer, what is the correlation between: x= the PSA at death and y= the time (in months or years) between diagnosis and death. If no study has been done on this relationship, then could someone provide me with information about where I could find statistics relating to these two factors?

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    Prostate Cancer if caught early is almost always beatable. It also depends on the age of the man.

    The bible on prostate cancer is by Dr. Patrick Walsh - Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer

    Other books:

    The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Prostate Cancer - Eric A. Klein

    You Can Beat Prostate Cancer - Robert J. Marckini

    The Decision: Your prostate biopsy shows cancer - Dr. John C. McHugh.

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    Try any CTCA of America. 4 locations across the U.S.

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    Your query has a broad range. From the time of dianosis , gleeson score, grade .

    Eg, if say gleeson score 5/6 it usually curable.

    Gleeson 9/10 grade 3 can prolong, grade 10 maybe a short life span

    Just a simple reply, someone will expand on this, i am gleeson 9grade 3

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    Good question. I'm afraid I don't know the answer but I would be interested to find out.

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    Your query misunderstands the PSA. A person can have a PSA of 1,000 without PCa, where another person, me, with a PSA of 6 can have a high risk cancer.

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      No I don't believe I misunderstand the PSA. You are implicitly saying that the correlation to which I referred (in men who have died of prostate cancer) is zero. I am interested in the actual data for such a correlation.

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      OK, I see your point. I very much doubt there are statistics on what you're looking for: PSA at death and time from Dx to death. I doubt it for the reason that patients take different treatments depending on the aggressiveness of the PCa, their age, the intensity of treatments eg a little radiation or in my case two rounds of heavy duty radiation etc.

      It would not be meaningful to look at one variable (PSA) because other factors differ from patient to patient.

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