The PSA is worse than the “probe”. A high reading from a PSA test will probably result in a much more invasive and worthless prostate biopsy.
My urologist put me through two of those (they are very lucrative for him), that he claimed showed some “suspicious cells”. When I refused a third one, he admitted that was reasonable, considering my age and other medical factors.
I knew he wanted the $3,000 fee for the exam, but he admitted if the exam disclosed cancer, treatment might not be advised.
Mucho thanks for the heads up. I’ll be 65 soon & my Dad once told me that sooner or later we guys are all going to check out either from prostate cancer or enlarged prostate.
I was just hoping to avoid further finger waves; the last one came from a retired BG, MC, Ret. working for OSHA who told me “you don’t enjoy getting a DR exam, you think I enjoy giving them!!?””
This was after he rammed the ol’ index finger where I least wanted it & I yelled, “OW!!! What are you doing up there, doc, TDY!!!?”