My journey started October 2017, following a raised PSA from a routine medical. No physical symptoms so was naive when being referred to a urologist as this was just ticking boxes. No family history of any cancer, never mind PC
After MRI showed ”an area which warranted further investigation” and template biopsy in March, I was diagnosed with a (3+3) T2 with 13/28 positive cores. Urologist was transparent saying “I am a surgeon and would remove” but recommend that I needed to see a radiologist to investigate radiotherapy and surgeon specialising in robotic nerve sparing prostatectomy. Active surveillance is a possibility but one of the cores was in excess of 8mm, whereas others averaged 3mm.
I have now seen 2 surgeons and a radiologist and am now booked in for a further MRI (last one more than 6 months old and so would need to be repeated before any surgery) and a focussed biopsy as the area originally identified on the first MRI was inconclusive. There is concern from both the radiologist and surgeon that this area should needs further investigation to inform which is the best option for the way forward.
Depending on blood work and MRI, focussed biopsy could be as soon as 27/7.
Trying to embrace this diagnosis and face it head on, though some days are easier than others. Working on improved diet and exercise but have been recommended that whatever decision is made, start pelvic floor exercises irrespective.
Will update once outcome has been decided.