Thanks again! Great links to the PROMIS study. It seems from studying the map, my local hospital has the ability to offer the PROMIS pathway. Sounds like a no-brainer although, as you say, they may only offer it if I meet the right criteria.
As I now know the name of the consultant I'm seeing, do you happen to know where the links are to check his performance?
Just to clarify, I haven't had any biopsy performed on the prostate. The biopsy I did have last January, when they wanted to eliminate bladder cancer, followed a cystoscopy examination of my bladder which showed up two red spots. They decided to do a biopsy on these under GA and then cauterised them. They were confirmed as minor irritations of the bladder wall, probably related to the UTI's I was getting.
In terms of P Ca symptoms, it's just the elevated PSA readings so far. All three above the norm and they may be related to the infections. As you say, there may be a deep-seated infection lurking somewhere that keeps popping up periodically and/or it's P Ca as well.
I do have mild enlargement of the prostate which was noted during the cystoscopy. Family history wise my older brother has BPH and I think my dad had it back in the 60's when he had TURP to improve his waterworks. As far as I know, no family member has diagnosed P CA - yet! However, I do think the right course of action is to get diagnosed one way or the other and put my trust in the hands of the specialists.
Anyway, great advice from you all on here.....I'm now much better informed as to what to push for.