Posted 7/3/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -7)
Your husband is likely dealing with a small bout of prostititis. Prostate cancer at 21 is pretty much completely out of the question. So be at ease with this.
But since I am a young prostate cancer patient, I will mention that he keeps in mind the risk factors. If he has family history, he should start testing his PSA at age 35 though that's well below the national guidelines. I have no family history and those same guidelines call for my first test at 50. It's a good thing I was tested at 44 when it was found that I did have the disease. So for me if no history 40, with history 35. And at 21? Breathe easy.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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