For what you know, your situation is defiantly a challenge for a "logical" direction. Your approach to move on the available data vs emotion will serve you well.
Tall Allen's comment on the expense $$$$ of cancer DNA test's vs the data returned is a good point. My cancer clinic (USMD) sponsors Oncoptye DX testing, they are very restrictive on sponsoring tests that have real merit. The urologist didn't make the suggestion for the test, I made a point of asking for it. For myself, needed more data to make a AS decision - Living with Cancer.
That said, from a risk position, knowing what you have (Type) would be my main concern. I think the veteran members would agree, your current condition doesn't fall under the "travel" umbrella yet. Based on the current info, way to early. Guys please weigh in here.
Having a detailed full look inside the prostate (MRI/Ultrasound) is always good for scope of intrusion, the battle field at hand. There appears to be an on-going debate on which technology is "the" best for the money/data. My 3T MRI did give me some peace of mine for finding "significant" lesions in the prostate, the one I had turned out to be HGPIN, not cancer. Remember, these scans are only catching "significant" cancer tumors, not cellular level cancer.
Again, your immediate concern is what "Type" of cancer you have. Although you'll never get a absolute confirmation, the current gene/biomarkers science will give you a risk factor ranking. Maybe that thumbs Up/Down factor you need for AS vs Aggressive treatment.
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