Posted 10/9/2020 7:00 PM (GMT -7)
I am very pleased to find this forum, as feeling a bit desperate right now.
I had a DRE almost 2 years ago, and nodules were felt. TRUS was done but I never heard anything and didn't follow up. I just saw my doc last week and he felt the nodules, at which time I asked about the ultra sound of almost 2 years ago. He said there were two nodules, one 13cm, the second 6. My PSA is 3.7. I am 72, in excellent physical shape, weight lifting, rowing and bike riding, 151lbs. Enlarged prostate that I have had for years, with the usual sx of slow flow and all the old man stuff
My doc gave me the option of another scan and urologist, but went out of his way to tell me the horror I could face if there is a diagnosis via another scan, biopsy, etc. I now have an appointment for the US and it will take "months" for an appointment with our ONE urologist. Since then, I have been trying to find enough info that gives me good enough odds for me to cancel the scan, because quite frankly, I am afraid of the results and having to go through a biopsy. Its amazing how little info there is available re nodules and the odds of or against cancer. Any reassurance and thoughts would be greatly appreciated......I really am sorry I ever had the original DRE. Thanks very much