When you get your results, depends on the lab and your doctor mostly. I had 3 biopsies, and it usually took mine about
3-5 days to come back and be able to talk to my doctor about
If yours comes back positive, then, welcome to our club. We are here to help you, support you, and guide you where we can through the maze of choices in front of you. If it does come back positive, then please post your stats about
the results, so that we can see and study them.
Yes, life goes on, with or without PC, yes, you can get through it. We think we can't,but the will to survive is a strong one with most people.
Yes, there are good days and bad days with PC, its treatments, side effects, fear, etc., but as time goes on for most men, there should be way more good days than bad days.
You anxiety med(s) may need to be adjusted if it becomes too much for you, that is between you and your doctor.
Right now, you simply have to know the results of the biopsy, even if it is positive, in most all cases, it won't require immediate on the spot action from you. You should have time to think through the treatment options, the good and bad with each of them. There are plenty of men here with experiences in all the methods, so there are plenty of people to get non-medical advice from, and to be able to compare experiences with.
I simply hope it comes back negative, that would be the best solution for you. Not a club you want to belong to, but if you do have PC, can't think of a better place to be.
Hoping for the best for you - to be cancer free
David in SC
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, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, July 13 - meet with radiation oncologist