I was diagnosed with T1c, Gleason 3+3, Pca in late 2019, with a PSA level of 3.5. The DNA test on the cancer tissue (found in 30% of 1 core out of 13, in the zone shown on the MRI), predicted 1% chance metastasis within 10 years and put me in a Very Low Risk category. My subsequent PSA levels have fallen to approximately 3.0 and stayed there. I will have an MRI taken tomorrow and my urologist at UCSF is recommending another biopsy be taken now.
I am electing to forgo the biopsy unless the MRI shows changes that would warrant further invasive screening. I had several complications from the first biopsy (Prostatitis, bleeding in the urethra for two months afterward, and significant side effects from the antibiotics) that make me less inclined to agree to more biopsies.
Any thoughts or shared experiences would be appreciated.