I had similar stats before the biopsy. Negative DRE. The urologist told me I had a 10% chance of cancer. It was found in one biopsy specimen. He said that if it is found in one spot, it is usually in multiple
locations, however, mine turned out to be localized in one small area. Because mine was found at an early stage, I waited six months before treatment so I had an opportunity to research all the treatment options available to me.
I chose surgery and do not regret my decision 5 years later. I'd suggest that if your biopsy shows you have cancer, that you do plenty of research in order to decide what treatment is best for you. I wish you well. Keep in touch with us here. You are among friends.
Age 62 Pacific Northwest
PSA quadrupled in one year (0.6 to 2.6)
DRE negative Retested at 3 months (2.5)
1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) G6
open surgery June 2006, age 57
Organ-confined to one small area, downgraded to G5
Prostate Cancer Foundation supporter
5 years PSAs < 0.1
Post Edited (Tim G) : 5/31/2011 2:56:30 PM (GMT-6)