Still feel bad for you Mel, your brain and worries are still way out ahead of the facts that you have at hand. A biopsy is justified with what you have going on so far, not a doubt in my mind. But remember, a single biopsy doesn't always show cancer. It took 3 for me over 18 months to hit pay dirt. Someone here, thinking Brother JohnT, had a dozen or more.
Worry is bad in our world (and yes, I am as guilty as the next brother). Knowledge is power. Preached here all the time. The best knowledge is based on fact: not speculations, what ifs, or conspiracy theories.
Soon, you will have some more facts to work with. If you end up with a bonifide PC dx, and I pray you don't, then you will still have plenty of time to study and seek treatments, if any are needed. Perhaps you will be able to do the Acitive Watching thing safely.
Until you get that first biopsy done and have results and numbers, go back to doing what ever it is that turns you on and the things in life you love.
Wishing and hoping the best for you
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place