Hi, B&C. Sorry to see you here and I know exactly how you feel. Don't know your husband's age, but the scoring is about
the same. (1 core positive at 10% at biopsy). Pre-biopsy, husb. took Cipro for 30 days, but that was to see if the initial DRE was indicating an infection. I don't think second biopsies are unusual, but others can speak to that.
Keep reading these threads and all other info you can get your hands on. I do want to say (and please don't be any more alarmed than you are already) that some prostate cancers develop rapidly. As you can see from our path results below that in a three-month period we went from a very nearly innocent biopsy result to full-blown engulfing plus spread. That is not the norm you'll see on this forum, by any means, but I think others here will speak to the point of not waiting too long for treatment if cancer is detected. Others will take a watch and wait stance, which is what many doctors may recommend.
The actual reading of a biopsy is often subjective, too.
Husband age 65
PSA on 5/1/06: 4.2 (had doubled in 13 mos. and rising monthly)
DaVinci Surgery 8/2/06
T2a (at biopsy)
T4c (at pathology) w/cancer cell leakage into fatty tissue
Post-Surgical PSA on 10/3/06 - undetectable!
Update: 11/1/06 - perhaps bladder neck involvement; 30%-50% chance of recurrence
Future: PSA tests twice-yearly for now