... Columbus--it doesn't look that far away... those who have never lived in rural small towns don't quite get the challenges--going to another Urologist isn't as easy as walking across the street in a big city.
Excellent point, and one I was going to make. I remember Delaware (OH) before it became a suburb of Worthington.
Yes, Lancaster is just a stone's throw from Columbus, so definitely get another opinion before doing antything.
PSA is just a measure of prostate inflamation,
not cancer. But beware of the opposite
pitfall, which is your urologist assuming you "only" have prostatitis and treating your cancer with endless courses of antibiotics.
It's unusual that your doctor would mention the word "cancer" so early on. Mine never
mentioned the word in the four years I was seeing him for urinary difficulties, despite my steadily rising PSA.
Good luck to you!
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: MRI Fusion biopsy, 6 pos Rt Base, 2x40%+2x100% G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g, 25%, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: 18 months Lupron, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 implant, revised 6/17
8/17: 39 tx RapidArc IMRT (70 Gy)
1/18, 4/18, 7/18, 1/19: PSA's <0.008, T=9
2018: Dx Radiation Colitis and some other weird stuff