What I do in situations like you find yourself in....
When I go to a doctor, I describe to them what I want. (Like...”I want a diagnosis on this pain in my side”. Or, “I’ve chewed tobacco all of my life. The left side of my throat has been hurting for 6 mos. I want that pain checked out please.”
Then, they may say “Ah, it’s nothing” (which usually leads me to another doctor). Or, they may order a test or scan. But, whatever it is that’s preying on my mind, I get to the bottom of it to my satisfaction.
. I do not stop until I am satisfied, in my own mind, that there is nothing to worry about
...or...someone finds the problem.
Some of getting to that piece of mind or diagnosis has to do with a mixture of 1) how much I trust the doctor, and 2) what I’ve read about
that it could be...and have they checked for that?
But, get to the bottom of it I do.
Many times, once I get to where I have piece of mind that I know that I have done everything I can do...then (for some strange reason)...the pain will go away.
I’m not saying there’s nothing wrong with you. What I am saying is that you have to do what you have to do to get this off of your mind. If this doctor cannot do that for you, I’d suggest finding one who can.
That pain in my throat? I went to three doctors before I got satisfaction. The third stuck a tube down my throat to have a good look. My throat hasn’t bothered me since (except on occasion, and when it does, I worry not at all about
Tell the guy your concerns (you think you have cancer, tube stopped up, etc) and make him prove to your satisfaction
what it is, if anything.
Good luck man.
PS...I still believe yor pain is not cancer. You want to know what’s causing your pain. As to your PSA...that’s a different conversation with him.
PSA 2010 thru 2014...4.0 +/- .7
Dx 12/14 @ 56 yo...2 cores G6 <5%, 1 core G6 20%, 1 core HGPIN.
RALP 11/25/15...3+4. 3 mm G6 surgical margin, 15% involvement
(5% G4) pT2+ Oncotype Dx score: non-aggressive
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