Yikes! My brothers and prostate problems!
Just got back from a trip to my childhood hometown in Iowa to visit my mom and brothers. My oldest brother had just had his prostate removed and my second oldest brother had it done a while back. They regaled me with horror stories of what happened and the pain and side effects, (bad bladder control, impotence). And then proceeded to prophesy that my operation is soon coming. My older brother was cut from mid-cheek to mid-cheek and was sitting down like someone blew his ass up with TNT.
Well, I guess I have no choice but to get the PSA test and see what shows up. However, I am not accepting this with the good humor that my brothers expected me to have. I have no desire to join their club.
Help from anyone with experience here would be appreciated. Don’t leave me at the mercy of the medical community!
Questions: does enlarged prostate have anything to do with getting prostate cancer?
What does testosterone have to do with prostate cancer? ( I have been, of late, trying to increase my testosterone!)