I got great news today, all 12 cores were benign. I was in shock but thankfully it was a happy shock. We will recheck the PSA in six months to stay on top of it. From all the posts I realize first biopsies can be just the beginning - but for now I am a very happy man.
Dr. mentioned a recent study of men who had negative biopsies who started taking Avodart. Apparently there is an indication that those on Avodart ultimately had a lower incidence of PCa. I do not have an enlarged prostate so I don't need it to reduce the prostate size, but of course would like to decrease my chances of developing PCa. Does anyone have any further information about Avodart?
I want to thank everyone on here who has posted and especially those who have responded to my posts. Reading posts on this site over the past few weeks helped me to know what I needed to do next if the results had come back differently. And, I realized I was not alone.