I know what it's like to have anxieties over doctor visits and lab tests. I worry and lose sleep about things I have no control over, too. Or is it just an active mind wanting to be sure that every thought is in the proper perspective?
As for worrying about having PC, that part is over for me. Getting an early diagnosis didn't give me any time to worry about negative biopsies or other prostate health issues.
My PSA over 2.3 got me an appointment with the Urologist. My family doc's DRE was of no concern, the Urologist's DRE was "mmm maybe". There wasn't a lot of concern to pursue treatment right away after the biopsy. Post-surgery pathology was an upgrade from gleason 6 to 7 and the cancer was right up to but had not invaded the capsule. I think that it was good that I did not wait any longer for the biopsy or surgery.
You are wise to keep watching this, but keep yourself occupied with other important things in life.
Best wishes for you to never have cancer.
PSA 01/07 was 1.2, PSA 01/08 was 1.9, PSA 01/09 was 2.5.
BIOPSY 02/24/09, adenocarcinoma DX at age 52
Right:GS 3+3=6, tumor 3/6 cores, 10% involvement,PNI-Yes
Left: GS 3+3=6, tumor 1/7 cores, <5% involvement,PNI-No
LARP 04/09/09,nerve sparing. Final pathology:
GS 3+4=7, Margins uninvolved, 2 lymph nodes negative.
Catheter removed on 04/17. First no-pad day was 05/03.
ED treatment is 25 mg Viagra nightly.
First followup PSA results on 05/28/09: <0.1,undetectable!