Having suffered acute pelvic and testicular pain following a 12-sample biopsy and hormone therapy which, oddly, diminished during radiotherapy, but then came back with a vengeance when the treatment was finished. It's now a year since completion of treatment, but the pain won't go away.
Ironically, prior to the blood tests, giving me a psa of 27, (up by 20 over fifteen years) I had no symptoms at all
The specialists say pain very unusual, but I have since learned that it's actually common. I cannot get the truth from any medical person, and I have to say, it feels like a conspiracy to maintain the multi-billion-dollar prostate industry.
If anyone out there is experiencing pelvic pain after radiotherapy, I'd love to hear from you. According to my urologist it's as rare as hens' teeth.View Thread
High psa levels can also be produced by an enlarged prostate. If your father is tall and over sixty, his prostate may be larger than average and this can interfere with the flow of urine, but PSA levels are poorly understood. Knowing how slowly most prostate cancers develop, I would recommend watch and wait. If there is not sign of cancer, I'd stop worrying. I'm afraid I can't answer the diabetes connection, except that diabetes is known for organ degenerationView Thread
In my experience, hormone therapy is not always painful. In my case, I think it was the 12-sample biopsy that started the pain. It was then made worse by hormone therapy. However, when I stopped that therapy, six weeks later the pain vanished. Unfortunately it got worse again after radiotherapy, and I still have it, a year later. The oncologist and urologist feigned surprise, but I have since learned that my symptoms are very common. Basically it's damage. However, everyone is different. Personally, I wouldn't recommend testis removal, nor prostate removal, come to that. Neither op guarantees an all-clear. The least damaging is probably the pills. They reckon they're only effective for five years, and make you impotent, but it depends on the level of cancer. Most men die not knowing they ever had it. It's a slow cancer — if you're luckyView Thread