- Pompano Beach, FL
- Member Since Sep 2012
Their Diagnoses (1)
- Survivor: Prostate Cancer
- Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Male, Age: 67, Stage IIA, Progressing despite hormone therapy: No
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lsobelman shared an experience
Oh No (Diagnosed): Doctors are allowing patients to miss early diagnosis and treatment. They are trained not to alarm patients until the PSA exceeds 4.0. All they tell you is that the PSA is normal. WRONG. My PSA was 1.5 and I already had Prostate Cancer. Fortunately I went to my Urologist for TRT and he gave me an agressive DRE and found a growth. Biopsy followed and diagnosis of early stage cancer. My advice to all men is to require the doctor to give you the PSA number. Track this number and if it moves up at all, see a good Urologist. I might not be alive today if I continued to listen to my doctor that my PSA was normal. My last normal PSA reading of 0.9 was May 2005 so my Prostate Cancer was developing for about 2 years before being discovered.