Stan's Story 4 buttonProstate biopsy results were due from my  TURP operation  and I had an appointment with the urologist. The most important point of this was to get the results of the histology, that is, the testing of the tissue samples from the TURP. I had also been asked to have a psa test taken a week before the appointment.

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Turp Surgery - Stan's Story (3)I have now had  TURP surgery.  And just to update those who are new to this, a TURP is a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate.  It is recognized as the gold standard for BPH (enlarged prostate). Read more …

A prostate biopsyA prostate biopsy and transrectal ultrasound was offered a couple of months ago. This was no small matter.  I was told I would be under anesthetic and it would be a comprehensive 24 point biopsy.  The thinking  was that because I had had so many previous biopsies, they wanted to make as sure as they could that there was no lurking cancer.

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PSA Test Results Stan's Story 1My PSA test results had me worried.  They were higher than recommended for my age. This led to my first biopsy later the same year and I was happy that there were no signs of cancer. Read more …