I had a biopsy in early September. For treatment I decided on two forms of radiation and hormone therapy. My urologist and rad-onc required a colonoscopy so they would know of any bowell issues. The colonoscopy was done about
six weeks after the biopsy. No problems. I had no feeling or memory of the colonoscopy. The biopsy was 12 needles and I had the usual transrectal anaesthetic. It was more uncomfortable than painful.
I got opinions from multiple uro;ogists and rad-oncs. My uro required me to get multiple opinions.
Whether you are comfortable or not you should get multiple opinions.
PSA 59 on 8-26-2010 age 60. Biopsy 9-8-2010 12/12 positive, 20-80% involved, PNI in 3 cores, G 3+3,3+4,and 4+3=G7, T2b.
Eligard shot and daily Jalyn started on 10-7-2010.
IMRT to prostate and lymph nodes 25 fractions started on 11-8-2010
HDR Brachytherapy December 6 and 13-2010.
PSA <.1 and T 23 on 2-3-2011.
PSA <.1 on 4-7-2011
Second Eligard shot on 4-7-2011