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    Taking antibiotics "for some other unknown...

    Taking antibiotics "for some other unknown reason" makes my point. You take antibiotics for bacteria infections. You do not take antibiotics to screen for prostate cancer.

    If the doctor wants to...
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    Yep. Very good report.

    Yep. Very good report.
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    Run a BMI calculator that includes waist size as...

    Run a BMI calculator that includes waist size as a metric. Losing weight is good advice. Especially, belly fat. You're overweight. Most people don't see themselves as overweight. You're right. It's...
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    Or, it missed the cancer in the MRI lighted...

    Or, it missed the cancer in the MRI lighted areas.

    PCa biopsies have a high false negative rate which increase with the size of the prostate.
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    A biopsy is called for when the PSA is...

    A biopsy is called for when the PSA is consistently 3.0 to 4.0. The PSA can be affected slightly by some activities you should avoid several days prior to the test; no sexual activity, no bicycling,...
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    The urine stream should improve with time as the...

    The urine stream should improve with time as the swelling subsides and the urethra scarring thins.

    Was "organ confined" actually mentioned in the report or mentioned by the doctor? It is my...
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    If you have been doing your Kegals the pelvic...

    If you have been doing your Kegals the pelvic floor muscles are now buff and climax contractions are quite intense.
  8. The testosterone bubble hasn't hit us yet, imo. ...

    The testosterone bubble hasn't hit us yet, imo. All these young men taking testosterone to ward off aging are unaware of the risk of PCa and are just beginning to get caught up in the screening.
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    Sounds like a plan. Biopsies for you are no...

    Sounds like a plan. Biopsies for you are no longer necessary. You're fortunate your one biopsy did its job. You now know you have PCa with the capacity to metastisize and your PSA testing appears...
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    It was in my doctor's instructions. I did use...

    It was in my doctor's instructions. I did use alcohol wipes to clean the connections when changing bags and lines. These lines and their connections below the penis are not kept in a sterile...
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    I disconnected the bag to take a shower. Any free...

    I disconnected the bag to take a shower. Any free urine will run down the shower drain.
  12. Yes. I never asked my doctor to release it...

    Yes. I never asked my doctor to release it sooner. I will ask. Knowing my doctor, I'll get a call if it's some thing I need to know. I have his attention. He knows if I get a detectable reading I...
  13. I requested release via the app, but it still...

    I requested release via the app, but it still took close to a week.
  14. You are doing great! Despite the doctor. You...

    You are doing great! Despite the doctor.

    You are heading for treatment, imo. Start researching and lining up your treatment options.

    Personally, not a fan of teaching hospitals. If they have a...
  15. Your biopsy report mentions samples from the mid...

    Your biopsy report mentions samples from the mid region, but none from the base where the area of concern is. Why?

    The base is what we would call the top of the prostate towards our belly. This...
  16. You're thinking way too much. You have a serious...

    You're thinking way too much. You have a serious case of cancer. Follow your doctor's recommendations.

    In hindsight, you've had your cancer since 2014 and are just now considering treat it and...
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    Quest usually takes about a week or less to post...

    Quest usually takes about a week or less to post for me. They hold to give the doctor a head start. I do not bother the doctor's office for it.
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    Weight status impacts PSA. Weight gain lowers...

    Weight status impacts PSA. Weight gain lowers PSA. Not certain if weight loss raises it.

    Yours is the little PSA that could. It appears steady and reliable in its march up except for the one...
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    Thank you for sharing your report. Be patient...

    Thank you for sharing your report. Be patient with the choosing. You are considering a lot and have done your homework. I wanted a quick choice to put it behind me. But my mind had to sit with it...
  20. You have a serious amount of cancer, a small...

    You have a serious amount of cancer, a small prostate, and low PSA. This is not common. There is most likely more than what the biopsy revealed based on the profile of the cancer it did hit. As...
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    Thanks FishSpear for sharing. Glag to hear the...

    Thanks FishSpear for sharing. Glag to hear the good news. Please update your signature and keep us posted.
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    There is no normal PSA, imo. 3.0 to 4.0 is the...

    There is no normal PSA, imo. 3.0 to 4.0 is the range for testing with studies indicating testing sooner produces better outcomes. Your husband is young for this. His PSA is expected to be less than...
  23. Cervical cancer may use ultrasound for imaging...

    Cervical cancer may use ultrasound for imaging during biopsy and diagnosis.
  24. How does this compare to radiation treatment? ...

    How does this compare to radiation treatment? Same outcomes we are told up till now. Does disturbing the area with surgery release the cancer and radiation avoids this, or is this growth and...
  25. Ya, it's the pop a pill or supplement syndrome...

    Ya, it's the pop a pill or supplement syndrome instead of enjoying the time it takes to enjoy the world we live in.

    And it's not really the time story that runs it. It's the time story used to...
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