55 year old out Gay man posts his story...what do you guys think?
My new doctor did my first ever PSA test. He called me immediately
when the results came back with a PSA reading of 6.0. Then last month
another PSA test came back at 7.0. He then sent me to a urologist. I
currently no symptoms of prostate cancer or enlargement.
On Friday, a prostate biopsy was done and was told that the results
would be within four days to a month.
The doc said it didn't appear that my prostate was enlarged, so he
took twelve samples -- six from each side for lab analysis. This is
totally freaking me out and would like some advice as to what I should
consider. By the way the doc said that I only have a 30% chance of
having prostate cancer, but I always assume the worst ... and hope for
I see reports of guys having radical rostatectomy and read their
stories about incontinence and impotence. I keep telling myself that I
like my prostate because it controls one of my favorite body parts.
So, right now, surgery is out of the question. I've heard from one guy
who had seeds inserted with radiation control and now is currently
cancer free. Is that possible?