Aug 18, 2009 - 5:16 pm
i have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. brief history : i'm 64 years old and living in a suburb of phila pa. after coming out of the servive in 1967 i have made it a point every yr to get a complete physical. 42 yrs of good health i am really upset that how this year in june i had my blood study done and told my family dr. while looking at the results that my prostate reading was 4.0 he told me that it was fine still within limits, well i told him to look at last yrs which was 2.9. well that started the ball rolling, first a ultrasound that showed an enlarged prostate, which led my dr to have me see a urologist which scheduled a biopsy for aug 7th. i had called his office on the 14th this past friday to find out the results. well it took me two calls and finally at 5pm the sect in his office calls me to tell the dr. is busy. and she proceeded to tell me that of the 12 cores takes 3 showed cancer on one side and that the other side was clean. i was told to come to the office yesterday and get a script to schedule a cat scan and mri full body bone scan. this will be done thursday. i am really ticked off that the medical profession and the drs within it are so out of tune with the word anxiety. why couldn't he take the time to call me on friday to explain all of two minutes. to top this off he's on vacation this week. how do you like that for communications from a highly paid physician.