Sorry to hear about your sister's passing of cancer. It is an evil beast, cancer, in any form. I know the other part, as my PSA continued to rise over the years, was told nothing to worry about. After each of the 3 biopsies I had, even my dr. said it was highly unlikely it would be cancer, blah blah blah. Always easy to say that to someone when its not you. Good luck to you brother, hope your spirit will lift again.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX, PSA 7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 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 .05, 6 month on 5/9