Oct 10, 2011 - 6:25 pm
My husband was diagnosed last month with very low risk prostate cancer: Stage T1C (PSA jumped from 1.6 to 2.2 in 13 months), Gleason 6(3+3)and 1 of 12 cores positive 5-10%. For now he is leaning toward active surveillance while we do research and seek out 2nd opinions but prior to his biopsy we were unaware of the risks and side effects of that procedure.
It was more painful than his dr. led him to believe and his post-biopsy instructions said to expect "slight" bleeding in semen which turned out to be all blood.
His dr. has ordered an endorectal MRI and we don't want to be caught off guard again. If anyone has had one could you please share what your experience was like...what was the prep before, is it painful, did you feel claustrophobic and do you recommend a tranquilizer?
His dr. is also a proponent of HIFU but it is not available in this country...has anyone had that done and were you satisfied with the results?
Thanks in advance for any comments.