Sorry to hear about your friend. Like David, I had put off having the colonoscopy until my brother was just diagnosed with Colon Cancer. His Colon Cancer was like my Prostate Cancer, he had no symptoms until he started passing a small amount of blood. His doctor ordered a colonoscopy and he found a tumor. Two days later he’s having surgery, he is doing fine now but that is a scary situation at best. They were able to reattach his colon and he is healing nicely. His situation scared me into having the test, it ain’t pleasant but it’s just one of those things you have to do. My test was good and I will now have to have them every five years because of my family history. I miss the days when I was fat, dumb, and happy and didn’t have to think about all these things. I have four other siblings and one of them has had cancerous polyps removed from her colon. Our mother died from breast cancer so we will always have to deal with the possibility that cancer could be lurking just around the corner. But I don’t let it get me down; I am a blessed man with an amazing network of friends, family, and prayer partners.
Age 53...51 when diagnosed.
February/09 PSA 11...GP discoverd during yearly physical...referred to Urologist
Biopsy found cancer, Gleason score of 6.
open radical prostatectomy.
Doing very well...only issue is ED and that is getting better.