My friend aged 60, had his trans-perineal biopsy about three weeks ago at the George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton.
He’s been called in for his “Dear John” meeting with his consultant next Wednesday, so not as bad as Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, just down the M6.
I think despite your months of anxiety, your prognosis and outcome are unlikely to be affected by the delay of your diagnosis and commencement of treatment, as most PCa is slow-growing.
My mate is livid, as having requested a PSA test from his GP, he was given the brush-off by his doctor after the usual inane questions - “Have you got any symptoms? Then in that case you don’t need a PSA test”.
I had no “symptoms”, but I still had cancer! My mate was fastidious enough to pay £25 for a private postal PSA test, which came back at with a PSA of 13 odd. He is considering taking action against the dopey GP.
I find the level of ignorance about PCa amongst many GPs to be staggering. Another friend, age 50, asked for a test, but the GP sent him away with an information leaflet rather than a blood test form!
Do let us know how you get on in three weeks, and the best of luck.
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