Hang in there, Ed. I'm almost seven weeks out from robotic surgery and am doing fine. As someone posted before, the DRE is highly subjective. The first urologist I went to thought it was a tumor. The second urologist who I ultimately decided to do the surgery said is was nothing more than superficial, probably a calcification. Regardless, my PSA rose to 3.0 (I'm 49) so I had a biopsy. Biopsy came back with 5 core samples with <5% cancer, Gleason 6. Surgery was perfomred on May 21, 2007 and final pathology stated that margins were negative and the cancer was confined, although the Gleason was upgraded to a 7 (3+4). First post op PSA was undectable.
Hang in there. We're all brothers here and are here for your support anytime.
Post Edited (JCL) : 7/5/2007 10:43:19 AM (GMT-6)