I'm Pete, 54, generally fit, healthy and vigorous, BMI 23. My mum developed heart failure in the late 1990s and I decided I didn't want to go that way, so since then I've been trying to keep a healthy lifestyle, cycling, running, 5-10 fruit and veg a day, HIIT, using turmeric, olive oil etc since the 'Trust Me..' tv show advocated them.
I've got no urinary problems but for the past few months I've tended to have a stinging sensation when ejaculating, and the amount of ejaculate seemed low.
I went to the GP about this and requested a PSA test (I don't think any mention was made of having this at my 'over 50s' health check - kicking myself now for not asking).
I had a various bloods and a urine test last Friday, all fine except my PSA is 568! I'm shocked and horrified it's so high, as I don't have any of the symptoms usually associated with prostate problems.
Subsequently, the GP did a DRE and my prostate seems a bit enlarged and has nodules. I've got no family history of cancer.
I've got a urologist appointment next Monday, and my hospital seems to have an mpMRI facility, so I should have a proper diagnosis etc in the next few weeks.
My wife and I are devastated, and have been scouring the internet over the past few days trying the get up to speed with all this.
With such a high PSA and the nodules, I'm assuming I almost certainly have prostate cancer, the question being if and how far it's spread.
Does that seem reasonable or am I jumping the gun - any thoughts?
Edited by member 10 Apr 2018 at 14:08
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