Thursday, January 10, 2008

Prostate Cancer II

I received some bad news from my sister from PA the other day. Her husband has found he has Prostate Cancer. This really hits close to home for me. I had Prostate Cancer and my father died from it. There had been Prostate Cancer in my brother-in-law's family which had caused early deaths. If you have your PSA checked this Cancer can be controlled.

I wrote a post in November about Prostate Cancer and having your PSA tested. It's a good thing my brother-in-law has had regular tests and found his PSA had gone from 2.3 to 4.5 to 6.5 fairly quickly. It is scary when you see the PSA rising like that. He then went to the next step which is the biopsy of the Prostate. This test showed that he did have Prostate Cancer. The biopsy results are a little harder to explain but your doctor can help you if you need to have that explained. Make sure you have a Doctor who can make you understand what is going on with this reading.

He is now trying to decide how to attack the Cancer. There are several options in the way you fight the Cancer. Methods depend on your age, health conditions and how aggressive you want to be. this is something that Doctors, Nurses and people that have experiences in the Prostate Cancer can help you through. There are web sights that can be searched to direct your thoughts during this time. I will try to let you know which decision in the way that my brother-in-law decides to fight the Cancer.

All of you that are getting close to 40 talk to your doctors about having your PSA checked.

2 comments:

Rebecca Burch said...

Wow. I am so sorry to hear about that. I'm sure it's a terrible time for them, and for those who care about him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, and with his doctors.

jedijawa said...

I'm glad that you got yours under control when you did.