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arlin report thought(s) of the day: psa and prostate cancer

Gentlemen, GET THAT PROSTATE CHECKED. Sooner is better than later.

In October I had my prostate removed via robotic surgery. Last week I went to have my 3 month followup with the Urologist. They took some blood and checked my PSA. The reading was .05 ……….. nearly perfect. No indication of cancer!!!! Its that first number (0) that matters. No indication in cancer cells have popped up. Yes, even when you have the prostate removed, the cancer can show up again, especially around the tissue where the prostate once lived. I’ll have a followup every 3 months for the next year or two. Anyone that has had cancer has a greater chance of getting it again than someone that has never had it. So far, so good for me. I am one of the fortunate ones. Now its just do the followups and if the bastard ever returns I’ll confront it quickly.

I only mention this, to keep you guys aware. It’s nothing to mess with. The sooner you check, the sooner you can deal with it……..don’t allow it to advance.

I did have a little blood in my urine last week (probably due to the prostate surgery). This morning the Urologist scoped out my bladder, no issues. Everything looked good. A little, slight discomfort but worth finding out all is well.

If you have not had a PSA test, get it done. I wouldn’t wait until you reach your 50s in age……..if you’re 40 something……GO! Get it off your mind.

Have a great day.