So, last week I had my two year follow up testing for my low grade Gleason 6 PC. Had the PSA, followed by the endo rectal 3T multi parametric MRI. Then went to my urologist for my check up, fully expecting him to suggest another ultrasound/MRI targeted biopsy.
My PSA is now up to 6.07 (4.99 at time of cancer diagnosis two years ago). Knowing my PSA was higher, I expected the MRI results to show either growth of my existing Prostate lesions (3, but only 1 cancerous). What I found out shocked me in a positive way.
The MRI showed NO LESIONS. The radiologist report (same radiologist who also did my MRI report two years ago), stated that the previous abnormalities/lesions in my Prostate were no longer distinguishable and therefore were less convincing of any potential for prostate cancer and more indicative of sequela of the prostate, or chronic prostatitis.
My urologist chose not to order another biopsy and just wants to do my routine PSA again 90 days from now. Needless to say I am thrilled!
Now, I am no naive to believe that I no longer have PC. Let's face it. My biopsy two years ago did find a small amount of G6 cancer in one of nine cores. However, is it possible that my cancer is truly indolent and that the diagnosis two years ago was to a certain degree misdiagnosed?
We all have heard that many men can have indolent PC that may never affect them. Is it possible that I may just truly have chronic prostatitis (with no significant symptoms) and that my small amount of G6 PC (it only was 1% of the core) may not ever become a problem for me?
Has anyone on this board had a similar experience or heard of PC disappearing without any treatment?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Post Edited (PC Legacy) : 6/3/2016 8:49:13 AM (GMT-6)