Man Daniel, they really put you though the ringer! And Mike I can kind of relate to what they are doing to you. Before I had PC, I had a tumor in ny neck the size of an egg. It was getting hard to swallow and the Dr. sent me for a biopsy. Three weeks later, Inconclusive you need another biopsy. Three more weeks, Inconclusive you need another. Long story short, When it was time for my fourth, not knowing if I had cancer after having needles stuck in my neck for 9 weeks with no answer, I said to the Dr. "You are going to take this thing out of me right? Then take it out and stick all the needles you want in it, but you are not sticking me in the neck again" So he did and it was bignine, but I lost my thyroid with it. When I 1st had a high PSA, the biopsy came back neg. So a year later when my PSA went up again, he said you need another biopsy, I said great here we go again, thinking the Dr. just wanted to make more $$$$ never thinking I might have PC, I had another. This Dr. actually told my wife and I, YOU HAVE CANCER in a waiting room full of patients!!! Our mouths just dropped. I fired him on the spot! After my PC surgury at Johns Hopkins, the Dr. told me I had this cancer for at least 7 or 8 years and my two sons should start getting ckecked at 30!
You are not alone, I am very cautious of any Dr.s anymore!
Hang in there Miky!! and thanks for the eye opening post Daniel!!
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.