" Not everything in life goes smoothe. Going to the dentist is more troublesome than a prostate biopsy, IMO. We learn to 'get over it.' "
Oh, give me a break! I got to love those folks who post with so much authority, stating things like they are absolute facts.
If you read reports, experiences range from a walk in the park to excruciating. I had them put me out (twilight) and it was not a problem. I have 2 friends who said if they had to have another biopsy, they would do it only under those circumstances. It's different for every one. Telling someone to just get over it is uncalled for.
I assume Mel you know that IMO is an abbreviation for in my opinion. That qualifies his statement. Personally IMO I rather have a prostate biopsy that go through another root canal. I would also guess here through the years that those who need to be sedated or suffer excruciating pain during a biopsy may at best total 10%. I've also seen a number of guys scared to death by some here about
an upcoming biopsy to only return and agree with the 90% it was not that big a deal. I think being the fact I've had a total of 4 biopsies 3 regular 1 saturation that my IMO does have some credibility behind it.
Diagnosed 11/08/07 - Age: 58 - 3 of 12 @5%
Psa: 2.3 - 3+3=6 - Size: 34g -T-2-A
2/22/08 - 3D Mapping Saturation Biopsy - 1 of 45 @2% - Psa:2.1 - 3+3=6 - 28g after taking Avodart - Catheter for 1 day -Good Candidate for TFT(Targeted Focal Therapy) Cryosurgery(Ice Balls) - Clinical Research Study
4/22/08 - TFT performed at University of Colorado Medical Center - Catheter for 4 days - Slight soreness for 2 weeks but afterward life returns as normal
7/30/08 - Psa: .32
11/10/08 - Psa.62 -
April 2009 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy
2/16/10 12 of 12 Negative Biopsy