Re: I Came, I Saw, I Changed My Mind.
I am now 66yrs old and have been very active all my life. Last may (2011) I started to get back pain, urgency in peeing, and going a lot. My doc thought it was an infection and treated me with antibiotics.
However as I was 65 he thought I should have a PSA test. which I agreed to. It returned at 4, he then said he wanted another in a weeks time, This came back at 13 !!. He did a rectal examination and found the prostate was not swollen but to be on the safe side refered me to a urologist. He inturn took a PSA test, This was some 3 weeks after the 1st and it was 26 !!, still no enlargement of the prostate.
He then said he wanted a Template Biopsy of some 60 samples taken from the prostate. I agreed. It was found that I had a gleeson of 7 and 9 section of the prostate had very aggresive cancer tumours. Also My bladder had the same.
Now nearly a year later I have had full hormone treatment LHRH Injections, Had six weeks of Chemo and BCG treatment to the bladder, 25 Radio Therapy IMRT External beam therapy over five weeks, and am to go in again on 3rd Feb for Brachy therapy Implants.
So my man all I can say is dont follow my path it has been very long and very painful at times. This disease KILLS and you dont know it until it is too late, Get checked out and referred to a Urologist and Oncologist. Who is experienced in this field. Go for the best, I did and the prognosis appeares very hopeful.
Good luck Regards David.