May 21, 2013 - 9:38 pm
My PSA in October 2012 came back 4.01, so the doctor put me on antibiotics in case of an infection. My May 2013 PSA came back 9. I will see the urologist in a couple of days, and I know he will want to do the biopsy. I know it's early in the game, but it's hard not to think negative thoughts. I am the kind of guy that wants to know every possible piece of information before proceeding, and I don't know if that is good or not. I read about a test called PCA3 urine test to detect prostate cancer. Is it reliable? Anyone have any experience? Should I ask for it?
I'm only 57, so the whole side effect issue is a big deal for me. I read the trial information that said that for every one necessary case that was treated by one of the procedures, 48 were unnecessary. How do I make an informed decision? I guess I just need to wait for the biopsy results and go from there. I know many people here have much worse scenarios, so I don't want to overreact at this point. I just need some feedback, because this might be just the beginning. Thanks.