I have just returned from an examination and was told that I have a nodule on my prostate. I am 55 years old and so you can imagine I am in shock. My father died at 74 following prostate cancer so I realise that I am in the high risk category but did not expect to hear this today. The urologist informed me that I now need a blood test (PSA) and an ultra sound. I am experiencing some discomfort in the area but thought it was a previous problem I had 10 years ago with haemorrhoids.
Nothing has been concluded yet because I need more tests but you can imagine how I feel given the family history and the fact that I am very fit for my age (good diet, lots of running and gym sessions every week). The fact that there is a nodule on my prostate is not good and the urologist said that I am in the 'grey' area as opposed to white for good and black for cancer.
I have my fingers crossed but am pretty scared about the future at this moment in time.