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Feel strangely calm.

Posted 18 Dec 2018 at 19:27

Shortened version, had a work health check and PSA was 3.9.

I'm 54 years old and NHS route were intially brilliant, gave me an mpMRI which was clear but then said I should have a TRUS biopsy at which point I said 'why?' which confused them!

Anyway, went work private route and consultant said wait 3 months and retest and 3 months later PSA is 4.1 so he's doing the PT biopsy under general which I believe is slightly better and carries less risk even though risk is minimal.

I seem strangely calm thinking if even they find something it hopefully would be very treatable and better to follow this through at my age? Probably totally misguided but I guess better to think they won't find anything than what to do if they do?

All the very best to all on here.

Edited by member 18 Dec 2018 at 20:46  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 18 Dec 2018 at 20:58
Hi Steve.

I felt exactly the same going through my examinations and even once I was given the diagnosis.

Have made all of the relavent decisions and still feel calm.

I have the philosophy that worrying is not going to make a bit of difference so accept the situation and get on and live my life to the full.

Good luck and hope you get the all clear.


Posted 18 Dec 2018 at 22:49


Good to see that the 'professionals' are on the ball with your case. Hope your tests are clear and all the best.


Posted 19 Dec 2018 at 05:17
Hi Steve,

I have felt calm about the whole thing ever since my raised PSA and subsequent cancer diagnosis around a year ago. I’ve got more important things to worry about!

Good to know that you are having a template biopsy under general anaesthetic which ‘should’ be conclusive, following your inconclusive MRI scan.

Something is causing your raised PSA, not necessarily cancer. You are having the best tests available, and I wish you all the best.

Cheers, John.

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