You know, that is what I thought..no more DRE, but my urologist (actually the PA) said they will continue this. Because my PCA was detected at first by DRE. He said that this type of PCa (low PSA (1.4) but nodule felt) if spreads can grow as a nodule of lump in the area where the prostate was removed. So they will continue to check to make sure nothing is felt. Anyone else heard of this? I do not know how often they recommend yet. I actually had forgotten this conversation until now reading Daveed's comments so I will have to double check. How long before you guys saw your Urologist once the catheter was removed and how long before your first post PSA? I am to have my PSA drawn this week (5 weeks post) and then again in another 5 weeks right before seeing my doc. So it will be over 8 weeks post foley before visiting with doc. Just curious of others experiences.
Age:41, Gleason:6, DeVinci surgery on 8/8/2006