... Hi, It is much easier go grab on to some of the negatives you mentioned. I expect you will have more difficulty keeping a firm grip on the positive. As a layman trying to find positives at the beginning of diagnosis and during 5 years of survival, let me point out a couple positives. One, you have or have cultivated good monitoring from your doctor. You have regular PSAs... (13 replies)
... :wave::wave:hi i have a large prostate gland which is pressing on my bladder thats why i must have a prostate biospy not looking forward to it or the colonoscopy being a baby when it comes to pain thankyou for letting me to what expect on the day regards paul (15 replies)
... e Tall Allen had but my experience is much like the others. It was a little uncomfortable but not bad. Like you, I was thinking I could have my colonoscopy and prostate biopsy at the same time. No such luck. ... (15 replies)
... and not prostate cancer. Getting yet another PSA seems like sound advice. Your baseline PSA of 2. ... (8 replies)
... free probabilities at various time periods. ... (6 replies)
... e to sort itself out. The best thing you can do right now is to take a deep breath, and then exhale it all out. All of it. Try it! It can work wonders. Do it any time of the day or night that you feel anxious or scared. ... (5 replies)
... Personally, I would not trust a urologist whose opening gambit is a prostate biopsy. The urologist who ultimately performed my RRP suggested an MRI before deciding on a biopsy. ... (7 replies)
... I just wanted to share that I crossed the next threshold in this "prostate drama" on Friday. To my gratified surprise my biopsy process was a "good" one. Prep was easy and the urologist was considerate of my comfort during the process. ... (2 replies)
... d, if you pursue AS, diligent monitoring to ensure that any stealthy aggressive cancer is caught in plenty of time, usually within two to three years, to achieve results as good as results would have been if you had been treated right away. ... (7 replies)
... our worst fears have come true shifts you into a new reality that is very different from the one you lived before. Now nearly a year after i got my positive test results back, I still have quite a different perspective of my life. ... (6 replies)
... scare two years ago just about the time that I was going through it. He had to make the decision whether or not to get biopsied. ... (5 replies)
... Glad you are doing OK. Thanks very much for taking the time to address my concerns, very generous of you. That must have been a shocking initial PSA... ... (7 replies)
... effects recovery, and then the really good part...he'll be getting regular PSA tests going forward but it is highly likely that he will never have to deal with Prostate Cancer again! ... (9 replies)
... the current policy no longer recommends a single, threshold value of PSA which should prompt prostate biopsy. ... (3 replies)
... days, but usually they schedule a week or more before communicating results since they sometimes need time to review before calling you. I'd suggest following up with your doctor's assistant or nurse. ... (2 replies)
... Hi Dave,
Welcome to the board! I hope your use for it will be limited and that you will only be an associate member of our club without all the rights and privileges. ;) I'll insert some thoughts in green.
Hope this helps, and if you find out some good information about PIN, please pass it on.
Take care and good luck, (2 replies)
... In my particular case, I had a prostate biopsy done first. Of the 12 cores taken, 4 came back positive. A week later I had a chest, abdominal and pelvic CT along with a full body nuclear bone scan. ... (70 replies)
... Delayed versus immediate surgical intervention and prostate cancer outcome. Warlick C, Trock BJ, Landis P, Epstein JL, Carter HB. PubMed, at www.pubmed. ... (14 replies)
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You're welcome. Hopefully you'll get some other good inputs here.
best wishes... (70 replies)
... of PSA for every cubic centimeter of prostate tissue. ... (3 replies)