Feb 15, 2011 - 11:14 am
I have been having PSA test done each year since 2003 when my father passed away from the disease. I think he had it for many years before and lived until almost 80. My PSA has fluctuated between 2.1 and 5.4 with a recent score of 4.9. I was biopsied in 2003 and it was negative. My urologist did a recent biopsy and found low-grade cancer, T1C, 1 mm focus 1/10th of 1 core out of 12 cores. He said surgery was an overkill at this time, and wants to do another biopsy in 6 weeks and if he doesn't find anymore disease, wants to do a PSA every three months. I'm concerned if the cancer starts to grow, my choices of healing will be limited. I am 64 years old and in good health. I'm concerned I may not be able to do surgery if I wait too many years. Any suggestions or comments on my diagnosis. Is this really indicative of a low grade cancer that may grow slow?