Sep 26, 2013 - 7:27 pm
I'm from the breast cancer board and uterine cancer board (have had both). Now it seems we may be moving on to my husband having prostate cancer. At this point we know next to nothing - PSA screening was 40 (it was 3.3 last year), urologist feels a hard spot on prostate, says if he was to bet, he'd bet he has prostate cancer, biopsy scheduled for October 7. We understand we really won't know anything until after biopsy.
I'd like some feedback about the PSA level. This is obviously higher than 4 and seems like a big jump from 3.3 a year ago. From your experience, does this level and increase seem excessive? We have no idea if 40 is considered really high or just high. Oh, my husband is 69.
How much discomfort/pain will he experience after the biopsy? My experience with the medical folks is that they tend to downplay side effects. Hoping he will heal and experience no post biopsy pain.