Yeah - but all of ours had cancer - a TURP isn't necessarily because of cancer - can be done for BPH, can't it? Someone we know (Chair of local P Cancer support group - so he had his treated but I dunno exactly which method, may have been radiology) now years later is currently having trouble emptying his bladder and has to self-catheterise so they're discussing and thinking about either leaving him on hormones and the same DIY he's currently using, or a TURP. Presumably much like eg gallstones or unborn babies, the ultrasound looks at exactly where the swelling is, how big it is etc.
I mean, will say this for the NHS, before they suggest which treatments are suitable - they do want to know exactly whether it's cancer or not, if so, the exact type of cancer and then - whether it's already spread elsewhere, hence the MRI - and Pete also had a bone scan which seemed like it was standard at our hospital. Only then, when they know all that, do they tell you what your possible options are, really.
Yep Kathy! I've certainly asked some questions at Pete's appointments that he hasn't - and I'd not be surprised if Patti and Pauline haven't too! I don't actually tell Pete well I want to know this beforehand - they are things I want to know, cos it will make it easier for me to help him - or just satisfy my curiosity - or I just fail to grasp whatever it is!
But of course - our chaps will get at least annual PSAs done for 10 years - and I imagine - bit like us ladies and the mammograms - when they or we drop off the automatic invitation list - we'll all see to it that we get it done often enough, anyway.