I had a DaVinci robotic prostatectomy on Aug. 20. The process started back in June when a rising PSA and a "lump" felt during the DRE led to a biopsy, bone scan, CT scan, x-rays, and so forth culminating in the surgery.
Yesterday, a good friend told my wife and me that he was still waiting to see how his latest PSA numbers turned out. He's 64, a year younger than I am, and he said that although he hasn't seen the PSA results, the doctor felt what he called a "calcification" on his prostate during the DRE.
He encouraged our friend to have this looked at further when he has a colonoscopy that is scheduled in the near future.
I told my friend that the finding of a "calcification" is more important than whatever number turns up on the PSA, and that he should probably see a urologist.
Does this make sense? How is a "calcification" different from the "lump" that was found on my prostate? I think our friend should see a urologist as soon as possible for further evaluation. I would appreciate any thoughts on this.