Re: Prostatitis or Cancer?
Chronic prostatitis can linger for years. Sometimes it goes into remission and recurs. Yours sounds like it responds to antibiotics, which is a good thing. My friend has chronic prostatitis without bacterial infection -- he takes flomax, tricyclic antidepressants, and uses mindfulness relaxation techniques, but it never completely goes away.
Free PSA is pretty meaningless. A better indicator is that your PSA keeps going down, which is also a good indicator. Prostate cancer is typically painless and symptomless in early stages. If it does metastasize to the bones (usually many years later), they are usually bones in the local area, not remote joint pain.
Last edited by Tall Allen; 09-29-2010 at 07:53 PM.