prostate cancer and prostate biopsies…okay call me biased…if your psa is elevated i come down on the side of “doing the biopsy” and putting it to rest!


it is better to remain silent and appear dumb...than speak and remove all doubt

In other words…”fish or cut bait.” Roy D Mercer comes to mind…”how big a boy are ya?”

There is really not a study or report that will help you here. You kinda do what your gut tells you to do.

In no other issue in regards to prostate cancer is the term “mental masturbation” so applicable.

 

 

One Reply to “prostate cancer and prostate biopsies…okay call me biased…if your psa is elevated i come down on the side of “doing the biopsy” and putting it to rest!”

  1. Looking for dangerous cancer cells!

    Other than looking at the prostate once its been removed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A biopsy is the tool that is used to confirm whether any cancer cells that exist in the prostate gland are ‘tigers’ or ‘pussycats’.

    You are right of course that having a biopsy is a very personal decision and one where a man should understand any side effects or risks of the procedure before deciding.

    As someone with metastatic disease that was confirmed with a biopsy I was only able to move on from once my diagnosis was confirmed by the biopsy and plan how I was going to tackle living the rest of my life with this disease.

    I remember a conversation I had with my Doctor sometime after my diagnosis (I had previously been told by a friend that I should have a PSA test, a test I didnt even knew existed).
    He said to me ‘Keith would you have considered having a PSA test if you had known it existed?’
    My reply to him was ‘Doctor I would have liked to have had the opportunity of saying NO to the test and if I had said NO then I would feel at least some responsibilty for the metastatic disease that I now have to live with!’

    And I think its the same with the biopsy, it is up to the man to make the decision with the help of his Doctor – ‘The informed and shared decision’
    Keith

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