Hi Reenkamp, confusing isn't it! But only if you delve too deeply.
The NHS has a protocol which they follow, they've handled tens of thousands of PC cases, so they know far far far more than me.
I followed their guidance, which was
Do another PSA in 3 months
Biopsy, a template one because it showed a potential lesion at the back of the prostate, and going up the bum couldn't reach it.
Yes it had cancer cells
Told me all options were open to me, watch and wait, RT, or surgery. I chose RT after hormones.
6 months on, I'm mended!!!! 😀
My advice is to have trust, don't try to second guess everything, just take each step as it comes.
When we are first told we MIGHT have cancer, we all want to rush and get rid of it. I remember urging my consultant to get a move on, he said we have a protocol which works, so why rush, when you've already had this problem for years It doesn't work like that.
It's a long pathway, because you'll probably be put on hormones for three months before any treatment starts. Knee jerk decisions, such as wanting surgery have consequences, which you need to understand.
Don't worry, we are involved in the decision making, but only when it's appropriate.
Don't panic, all will become clear, but only when you work through each stage.
Good luck, be patiient, my treatment from start to end was about 15 months, but it worked.