At my first post-operative visit, I asked my urologist why he was doing a DRE. He gave some explanation about
feeling the area where the prostate formerly resided, looking for anything unusual.
Personally, I think that maybe they just like to do that.
Dx in June 2010.
PSA gradually rising for 3 years to 6.2
Biopsy confirmed cancer in 6 of 12 cores, all on left side
Gleason 7 (3 + 4)
Bone scan, CT scan, rib x-rays negative.
Negative margins; negative seminal vesicles
5 brothers, ages 52-67 ; I'm the only one with PCa
Continence OK after 7 weeks. ED continues.
PSA 1/3/10: 0.01