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two years ago my dad had a surgery to treat some urinary symptoms, and there was no cancerous cells and after around a month from that things started to go back to normal.
now in two months he lost around 12 kilos and says he has back pain. he went to run some tests and the only thing that was abnormal was his PSA, it was 14.
I remember before his surgery it was high as well, it was 9.
Thing is, a doctor from our family asked him to do a full body isotope scan. but he doesn't want to go through procedures again. he says his back pain is not that bad and he really wants not to be worried about anything.
now he has no urinary symptoms at all.
should we worry?
in these two years he retired and he's suffering from depression. so that might be a reason for the pain and the weight loss.
and his dad had prostate cancer before he died.
We're very worried about cancer and I really don't want him to go through lots of steps and procedures since I know it will really affect how he feels.
so Question is
1- can somebody has prostate cancer if there are no urinary symptoms?
2- are PSA levels affected by depression or anxiety?
Thanks a lot.
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