Pete. It may be useful to get an idea of possible time line with my experience. Of course, every one is different and your process will depend on complete diagnosis (no cancer, local cancer, advanced cancer with limited (<3) mets, higher number of mets and aggressive cancer). Lets hope that you find there is no cancer. When I went to see the urologist after my MRI scan I was talking to a man who was going for his first consultation after referral from his doctor. He went in very worried and came out smiling - the urologist performed a DRE and found nothing to worry about.
20 Jan PSA blood test
22 Jan Doctor calls to say PSA 64
23 Jan DRE indicates enlarged prostate.
2 Feb first urologist appointment. DRE indicates cancer.
9 Feb MRI Scan
24 Feb Biopsy
4 March Bone Scan
11 March Second urologist appt. Start 28 days on bicalutamide.
25 March Zoladox implant.
14 April. First oncologist appt. Confirmed metastatic PC with low volume bone (3: - 2 pelvis with 1 small and 1 right scapula - small). Gleason 4 + 4.
22 April. Enzalutamide started
21 May PSA 0.33
4 June CT scan.
17 June 2nd. Zoladox injection. PSA 0.19
12 July PSA 0.11
11 August PSA 0.07
2 Sept Second oncologist consultation
07 Sept PSA 0.04
21 Sept. I st RT of 6 weekly at 6 GY
05 Oct PSA 0.03
31 October. Completed radiation course
4 November PSA Not detectable.
11 Third oncologist consultation