I guess I should have clarified.
I think I was in the active monitoring mode for five years, based on the articles that aus listed.
My PSAs had been increasing at varying speed for five years. I had previously had four 12 sample biopsies by three different urologists, all were negative. I was just really tired of going in for a biopsy on an annual basis, only to come up empty while being convinced there had to be a malignancy there somewhere. Otherwise, the increasing PSAs made no sense. Of course, we now know that the PSA is not the most reliable test in the world of lab tests.
So, after a total of 92 needle sticks over five years, the malignancy was finally located.
Can anybody top 92?