My urologist has diagnosed me with Prostate Cancer after an elevated PSA test and a Prostate biopsy. I am 48 Y’s/O. My Gleason score is (7) My PSA went from 2.9 to “13” in one year. I am classified as T2A= (Cancer is felt and occupied 50% or less). The biopsy had 12 core samples 6 on each side, cancer cells in every sample.
I am reading the book :”Prostate & Cancer, A Family Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment & Survival” by Sheldon Marks, M.D. I am in the process of getting a second opinion Also.
I am retired military and I am seeing military Doctors at a regional hospital they are not trying to sell me anything, but a second opinion does sound like a good idea. I have a while before I have to make a decision.
After any operation the Docs prescribe Viagra and a penis pump. Doc says exercise and increased blood flow is the best recovery technique. The Urologist talked about squeezing my muscles in a manner in which we on this board call Kegels.
A Lt.Cmdr in the Coast Guard, 45 y/o, had the radical prostatectomy operation and did not even need Viagra. He and his wife had good relations.
Oh well I’ll just keep a positive outlook and keep on truck’n….and hang’n