Jun 13, 2013 - 7:32 pm
Got home at 5 this afternoon, had been to Penn State hershey to get results of a biopsy I had on my prostate 3 weeks. Doc said that in two of the 12 needle biopsy cores there was a couple of cancer cells in each one. he went on to state that this not uncommon in most men my age and then gave me options. Do nothing and keep it under surveillance, and radiation treatment, he said that the cancer was extrememly low grade and very slow growing. I only got the biopsy as my dad and brother and an uncle all had prostate cancer, for those familiar with PSA's mine was at 5.6, I have had BPH for years and years and PSA's were always around 4.5 or 5.0. Nothing detectable with the digital exam or ultrasound, so it's real early, he said it won't kill me and that iy would take at least 5 to 8 years before and symptoms. I chose the radiation. I have had larynx cancer, lung cancer and a harmless piece of skin cancer. He also called it a pretty benign cancer. So will meet with the radiation Onc. and map a strategy.