Some doctors these days just prefer to wait and watch but in your case, being only 50, I understand why they would want to operate. My PSA is high but that is due to aging prostate health. I take beta sitosterol which is really effective. I'm 77 and the doctor says if I ever get cancer it would be better to determine the rate of growth before I conisder surgery.View Thread
Only medical experts will be able to help answer your questions. All we can say is that usually prostate cancer is very slow moving. It is more likely that your grandfather will die of ripe old age than he would from prostate cancer. Some have used nutritional therapies like beta sitosterol to allievate urinary problems but that is more for an aging prostate.View Thread
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