New to the group and hope not to be a permanent member of this awful club. This is an incredible board and I applaud all of you for your feedback and compassion.
I am currently 49 and lurked here previously when I was biopsied last Jan but stopped lurking when it came back negative. I now think I have a more serious concern.
One thing I don’t think I have seen mentioned on here has been an MRI before an actual diagnosis. My timetable is below.
At this point it would appear that my odds of coming out negative are slim – what else could have caused the “suspicious” area on the MRI? I am convinced that the biopsy will be positive this time - any realistic reason to believe otherwise?
Mid-2008 PSA 2.4
Nov 2009 PSA 3.9, DRE OK, slightly enlarged
Jan 2010 Biopsy – 12 samples all negative
May 2010 PSA 4.1, DRE OK
Nov 2010 PSA 4.5, DE OK, MRi ordered
Dec 2010 MRI – revealed “suspicious” spot
12/22/10 Scheduled biopsy – 1-2 samples from suspicious area
Post Edited (JRinNJ) : 12/15/2010 9:43:13 AM (GMT-7)