My condolences on your loss.
Thank you for also drawing attention to the fact that the PSA test of itself can show false negatives (as well as as positives). A DRE should be done also, although it too sometimes does not always feel abnormal. The PCA3 is another test that can help show likely cancer but it is comparatively expensive and again of itself not a sufficiently strong indicator. What is needed is a simple, relatively inexpensive test that would be far more reliable so men could them go on to MRI/Biopsy if cancer strongly suspected. Efforts are being made to find such a test but one has not yet been introduced even if one or more possibilities is being trialed.
As it stands at present, with a normal PSA and non suspicious DRE, it is unlikely that a man will automatically have further tests unless or until he exhibits symptoms indicative of cancer. Sadly, in your Dad's case PSA (and DRE if done) did not indicate further investigations should have been done earlier and that by the time he was diagnosed his cancer had already advanced.
So sorry for your loss Kazzad.
I know from personal experience that eventually time will ease your pain but it will always be with you to some extent.
You have used your pain to share your story with us and to warn others not to be complacent. That was a hard thing to do and I thank you for the warning.
We can't control the winds - but we can adjust our sails
So sorry for your loss, Kazzad. Hope you'll soon recover of your sorrow. Big hug. And thanks for sharing your story and giving advice to men about caring their prostate.
So sorry to hear this sad news Kazzad, Please visit the site now and again as I'm sure you will get lots of emotional support from these fab members on here
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