Mar 22, 2009 - 9:23 pm
I didn't want to highjack the other thread so I figured I'd start my own (somewhat similar story though). Had a routine physical last fall and PCP ran a PSA test. PSA was 2.8. Tried Levoquil for 2 weeks - next PSA went up to 3.5. Referred to urologist ... back on Levoquil for a month (stronger dose) and PSA went back down to 2.8 ... then on Bactim for a month and back up to 3.6
Had a biopsy a week ago and they found 10% on 1 sample (out of 12). Urologist said pathologist gave it lowest Gleason 6 he gives. Now my urologist wants me to talk with the ProstRcision clinic here in ATL.
Reading a lot of the stories here, maybe I've downplayed this situation too much. I certainly can't see having my prostate removed with these findings at age 40. I just received and read the materials from the Prost clinic. They tout good results, but of course that's expected. It's any potential side effects that I wonder about. Had no real problems with the biopsy (no pain, minimal bleeding, still some blood in semen) so I don't know if that should translate to feeling good about minimal side effects from radiation.
I guess I'm in the research and analyze phase. No kids and quality of life is far more important to me than quantity of life.