Each man must decide what he is comfortable with, but do not let the biopsy scare you.
It is similar in one way to penile injections.....the thought of it is MUCH worse than the actual event. I can honestly say I have more discomfort when I have my teeth cleaned than I had with my biopsy.
A negative DRE means very little. I had a negative DRE (nothing felt) but had an aggressive cancer.
Good luck with your decision.
Danman Bob, Born 1951
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14; Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Post-op pathology stated that cancer was confined to the prostate
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of late April 2008)
100 MG Viagra 3 times a week beginning December 2007
Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy beginning mid-February 2008
30 MG papaverine/1 MG phentolamine bimix injections beginning late April 2008
Five week post-op PSA 0.2, five month post-op PSA 0.1, next test August 2008