For prostate cancer the free PSA is helpful, but not fool-proof and is only one of the arrows in your prostate cancer decision making-quiver.

The below is helpful but not a stand alone type statistic or characteristic of your PSA. I have a friend whose free PSA was very high indicating a low probability of prostate cancer and ....all of his twelve cores showed cancer, however all the cores were Gleason's 6. The free PSA (being very low) was …

prostate cancer: no voiding symptoms don’t mean no cancer

The above illustration is from "The Decision" now the number one book on Kindle for the subject of prostate cancer on amazon.com "But I don't have any voiding symptoms doc." "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." Podbean podcast prostate diaries.......minute on the subject and this silly and trite objection An interesting question on Podbean

Google search for prostate cancer: Fixing obstructive problems? Good question!

What makes my book special ( I think ) is the attention that only a urologist who has been through the prostate cancer process and treatment could make of the voiding issues. That's what urologists do...we are human plumbers. We understand how men void, the difference between obstructive (slow stream) and irritative (frequency, urgency, getting …

Question:what do you do when the prostate cancer comes back? Did it ever leave?

From The Decision: a small amount of cancer got out of the prostate before the treatment got there, so it never really left at all.   Patients often ask about the cancer coming back.  If the prostate is removed and the cancer is already "silently" in a lymph node or just outside the prostate, then …

question:do you need a rectal exam after a prostatectomy or radiation for prostate cancer?

Rosamond Johnson Search questions on my blog offer a nice glimpse at the issues that concern prostate cancer patients. Here's another one. Probably not. After you have been  treated, the PSA which is a bit erratic before the treatment of prostate cancer, is very accurate in determining the recurrence of prostate cancer. If your PSA …