Never thought I would be posting in a group like this, but here I am.
OK, here's my story.
I am 52 years old and in great general health. Had PSA of 11.2 in 2009, BX showed PIN, but no Pca.
Did what a typical male would do...absolutely nothing until my physical in 2012. Had repeat PSA of 12.7.
Underwent biopsy #2 in November 2012 which showed Gleason 6 (3+3) with only 1 core + at 11%. Urologist (who is a well known robotic surgeon in the area) of course recommended surgery
I immediately cleaned up my diet, became vegan & saw a Integrative Oncologist that started me on a number of suppliments.
PSA in Jan 2013 was 15.5
PSA March 2013 was 15.9
I have an appointment with the Urologist next week to discuss next steps.
I have not had any additional tests such as Ultrasound, MRI, or seen an Oncologist.
Given my low volume disease I am perplexed at the level of PSA and continued rising.
Given the wisdom of this group, what else should I be looking into before agreeing to have surgery? Should I have an Radiation Oncology opinion? Is it worthwhile to have an outside pathologist review the slides? Is it worthwhile to have another biopsy to see where we are now?
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions you may have!!!!!