Glad you got that behind you. See, wasn't so bad. A 12 core sampling is a pretty typical first pass biopsy. The waiting part is what drives everyone crazy, so just keep busy on the rest of your life. Until you get the results, there is nothing you can possibly do about
If it comes back squeaky clean, that will be great. Sometimes they will come back with a lot of High Grade PIN, and if so, your dr. might want to do another one in a year (this happened to me), or if they see any suspicious "shadows", then they may want to do another one in a couple of monthsw (this happened to me after the 2nd one).
I hope you get the all clear signal from these results, and then you won't have to think about
PC. Once you have it, you never get it completely out of your mind, no matter how well one is doing. So 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