It was confirmed on 4-15-08, I'm 51. That's right Tax day. At least it made writing that check seem like a minor thing.
My story is this. I go to my urologist for hematospermia in Jan. After the examination, he said it was most likely an infection and put me on Levaquin for 10 days. I go back on 4-14 because the blood has not gone away. He does another exam and still states that it looks like and infection but if I was willing we would go ahead and do a DRE. During the end of the DRE he states that they is a liittle extra blood flow going on in one of the regions but this still leads him to believe this is an infection. He ask me if I wanted to go ahead and do a biopsy he would do one. We did.
The next day I got the news that 3 of the 6 cores came back postive. All were a Gleason 6 with all involving 10% of less of the specimen. By the way, my PSA was .7 last year and .8 now. I would have never guessed I had cancer. My bone scan and CT came back fine.
I met with a urologist, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist from Duke and they all told me that a RP was my best option. I feel the same way. I live in the Sarasota, Fl area and my research has lead me to Dr. Vipul Patel and the Global Robotic Institude in Celebration, Fl.
Any input or suggestions will help. Looks like this site could be a good thing for me.
Thanks in advance for your time.