I've been on a six month rotation with Urologist visits since my Colonoscopy examiner noticed a lump on my prostate a year ago. My PSA counts had been as high as 4.9 in the past couple of years and was hovering in the 3.9 to 4.1 range last winter and summer. Biopsy results were negetive for any cancer. The lump is still present and unchanged.
I tried a little experiment to discover if my body truely is prone to produce more PSA with increased saddle time. I last rode on the 25th of November and have purposely stayed off my bikes since then. My prostate has been getting ample rest time. My Urologist visit yesterday revealed a PSA count of 3.4, the lowest it's been in a few years.
Now I'm back in the saddle....puff....puff....puff...groan. The plan is to log plenty of saddle time until just one week prior to more blood work near the end of March for my annual physical. My doctors both feel that a week off the bikes should negate any noticable PSA increase in the blood work. We'll see.
P.S. oh yes, by the way, my Urologist has moved me to once a year visits!