I had all the exams and PSAs. Physical exams yielded nothing. PSA spiked from 1 to 3 in 2003. Checked again in early 2004, and it had risen to 5. After that came the oh-so-pleasant biopsy, which returned positive results.* This was in April of '04.* I had the surgery that October, one year to the day before we bought the boat.* Post-surgical pathology indicated 10% of the gland was cancerous.
suggesting anybody forego the exams and PSA.* What I am
saying is Saw Palmetto is proven to promote prostate health.
As an aside, having to wear a catheter for 2 weeks after the surgery was interesting.* Not having to get up and pee was a joy
However, catheter removal after the 2 weeks was about as unpleasant an experience as I've ever had.