Claret - Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your comment about things moving forward resonate with me as during my 26 years in environmental research I saw much innovation and progress. With my background I was always going to download the PROMIS study and looked at the findings, to me the benefit of an initial mpMRI seems irrefutable but whether my local hospital sees it that way remains to be seen.
LynEre - Good grief Lyn, three men in your life going through a similar thing, I now see where your knowledge and insights are coming from, I hope all is still going well.
Peter sans Prostate - Thank you for responding. Very observant of you to spot the strange drop in the psa readings, it was that drop that took the heat off the whole thing. Strangely enough, after my first reading of 4.8 I was referred to the urologist who after a flow test and DRE asked me why I was even there! That shook me initially as I’d been referred by my GP, but it made me feel like I was wasting their time. Although my levels are rising slowly, it is in the back of my mind now that something might be amiss, so another referral to see the urologist is probably the right thing. I’m just hoping I get the appropriate tests in the right order and I can get it sorted one way or another - we’ll see.