From experience and talking to all the docs there is no screening that gives the correct accurate answers. The only way one knows for sure is a biopsy after surgery. I had low PSA, no family history, no symptoms, neg bone and body scan prior to surgery ( The endorectal MRI was somewhat suspicious but not completly accurate ) . However, hopefully in the future they will get better at it. I stillbelieve in doing as many tests in advance as available.Barrister
Age 64, PSA 3.4,increased from 2.5 over 14 months, 3 of 12 cores positive 12/14/06,gleason 3+3=6
CT of ab,chest and pelvis and Bone scan all negative 1/8/07, staging prior to surgery T1c, Robotic at Hopkins 3/12/07.
Upgraded after surgery path. Gleason 7 ( 4+3 ), invasion of both right and left seminal vessicles
Lymph nodes negative; Extensive positive marge at the left base of prostate
First Lupron injection 3/26/07; Casodex started 3/27/07
Scheduled to start radiation 4/30/07