I was diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer after a biopsy in July at the age of 56 (I'm 57 now). For those interested, my PSA was 5.6, Gleason 3+4, positive in 4 out of 12 biopsy confined to right side of prostate. I had an MRI the following week and the scans showed nothing of any significance. I'd had numerous DREs, all of which were negative except for one after the diagnosis had been made, that was done by the surgeon who would be doing my surgery.
My RRP was delayed by a few months due to my having high blood pressure, but I finally had it three weeks ago on 21/12/10. So far I'm recovering as well as can be expected and I really should be on top of the world. But I'm not. As the time for review gets closer I'm getting increasingly worried that the treatment (with the delay) was too late and the cancer has spread further. How much faith can I have in the MRI last July which showed nothing?
I guess I'm looking for reassurance.