Astro, hello and welcome to our little corner of the world. Looks like you got some really good answers to your questions. Your concern about being a cancer magnet of sorts is one I too am concerned about. Some men have PCa, and never have had or ever will have any other kind of cancer. In my case, my PCa was the 4th cancer that I have dealt with since I turned 45, and I am only 56 now. That would be a good question to ask your doctor next time you see him. I always have a list, and still mange to forget something, so I think that's par for the course.
And yes, astro, catheter time is no fun. Hope you continue to heal well, sounds good so far
david in sc
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3
3rd Biopsy 9/8 Positive 7 of 7 cores pos, 40-90%, Gleason 7
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Non-nerve sparing, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsular, clear margins, clear lymph nodes
First PSA Post Surgery 2/9/9