Mar 15, 2013 - 6:56 pm
Hello to everyone. I might not have prostate cancer; that's to be determined. But here's my short story: After a bout with kidney cancer in 2010, which was caught early and so far I'm NED, I am now concerned about the demon in your neck of the woods. It started with a slow rise in my prostate -- from 2.64 to 4.72 over a period of about two years. Now, I'm 66 with an enlarged prostate and the typical symptoms of slowed flow and getting up a couple of times a night to relieve myself, so the numbers rising really didn't worry me a lot, especially with the kidney cancer on my mind, but during a recent follow-up with my urologist he found two cysts on the prostate. He recommends a biopsy. I've heard that prostate biopsies produce a lot of false negatives so one can never really be sure if a negative finding means you don't have to worry. My PSA results only came back today and my urologist (who removed my kidney and did a great job) has already scheduled me for a biopsy on April 16. Can anyone give me some advice regarding my situation? I figure a negative biopsy will leave me worrying but a positive one may be like the kidney cancer, caught early enough.
Thanks for any offered advice/recommendations. Best wishes to all here.