Physical at family doctor felt hard prostate. Blood test next day PSA 0.5. Ultra sound Thursday , Nov. 15th found a 1.8 cm (.7 inches) nodule in upper right prostate. No prior symptoms.
Since ultra sound I now have pain in abdominal area on right side. Getting worse.
Family doctor wanted to do a MRI but insurance denied. Family doctor refered me to Urologist. My appointment isn't until next Wednesday , Dec 5th.
Of course I am afraid and convinced I have PC and that it is aggressive considering the size of the nodule. I get the DRO every year and it wasn't there last year so I am assuming it grew that big in 12 months or less. Any words of wisdom or advise ?
Hey Greg....welcome man. Sorry for your trouble. A couple of questions....
1) Are you sure your PSA is 0.5 and not 5.0? (.5 is a very low PSA for any prostate cancer).
2) How old are you?
Now my observation.....
You pain is not from Prostate Cancer. That would be very unusual if it were.