Trog, my first two biopsies were both 12 core, and both blank, the 3rd as I mentioned was 7, and they all hit pay dirt. I hope you don't have PC, and hope you never need to do the HIFU treatment. As you probably know, that treatment method is still not approved for use in the US at this time.
Its funny and odd to me, medical standards and approvals. The new pain med my dr. put me on late yesterday, in the US, you have to have a prescription - and I take it at home of course, the same med, in your UK - can only be administered if I were in a hospital bed, and then I read, that anywhere in South and Latin America - same med is sold over the counter with no prescription needed. Just find that odd and confusing, who is right, who is wrong? I just do what my doctor tells me to do, lol.
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path 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
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
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 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time