44 and recently diagnosed - help!!!

2»

Comments

  • barry2468
    barry2468 Member Posts: 9
    What to do
    Unfortunately You have already had a biopsy and that means watch your PSA If,in the next year your PSA rises above 10 I would certainly have it removed before it spreads outside your prostate (if it hasn't already done so). At your age a biopsy should not have been taken but just rely on the PSA as an indicator. In my mind a biopsy is an invitation (if there is cancer there) to release it into the bloodstream not to mention making a sealed unit become a leaking one. Barry
  • hopeful and optimistic
    hopeful and optimistic Member Posts: 2,333 Member
    barry2468 said:

    What to do
    Unfortunately You have already had a biopsy and that means watch your PSA If,in the next year your PSA rises above 10 I would certainly have it removed before it spreads outside your prostate (if it hasn't already done so). At your age a biopsy should not have been taken but just rely on the PSA as an indicator. In my mind a biopsy is an invitation (if there is cancer there) to release it into the bloodstream not to mention making a sealed unit become a leaking one. Barry

    PSA is an indicator,
    however a results of biopsy cores are definitive, and actions can be done based on the results from the biopsy. It is important to know where you stand so you can treat in a timely fashion.

    There is no data to support that cancer is spread by biopsies, and even if this was true, which virtually every doctor believes is not, the benefits of diagosis via biopsy is still critical.
  • angela.barnes38
    angela.barnes38 Member Posts: 15
    I’d also recommend
    I’d also recommend cyberknife treatment. I have great respect for the doctors at Riverview so if you’re looking for recommendations I’d highly recommend them. They opened their Cyberknife center in 2005 so they’ve had a lot of experience and success since then with cyberknife technology. I just read the results of a 5-year study of patients with low risk prostate cancer. The results show that 93 percent of the patients who underwent cyberknife treatment did not show any signs of cancer recurrence. I wish more people would explore this option, especially in the early stages when full recovery from prostate cancer is highly possible.