I have read that for many men, prostate cancer is detected by DRE or elevated PSA before the onset of ANY symptoms.
I did have symptoms before the cancer was diagnosed or a biopsy was performed.
Mine is a stageIII cancer. So, I don't know if this (stage) makes a difference, but my symptoms included: very bad urinary frequency, especially at night--- lower right back pain and some dribbling.
Did you have symptoms before diagnosis, or close to diagnosis, regardless of stage?
I have talked to a few guys who've said they did. Of course prostate cancer has many symptoms including: frequency, difficulty urinating, feelings of incompleteness, blood when urinating ect.
I guess I want to know if my symptoms were unusual? Were you bothered by them or were you symptom-free?
Also, I still have urinary frequency post-
surgery 02/14/06. I realize that many of us, including me, have much more serious post-treatment side effects. But is frequency still a problem for you?
Thanks for your help. I am so grateful that I found this site.
Biopsy: Gleason 10
EBRT: Proton, 06/05/06 thru 07/25/06
Diagnosis: T3b Seminal Vesicle Involvement, Gleason 9 both lobes.
Intermittent Hormone Therapy: 12/15/05
Current PSA--- .01
Post Edited (veteran1) : 6/24/2007 2:09:46 PM (GMT-6)