As a good friend is fond of saying, “If the Dr. looks long enough, they’ll find something sooner or later. Ten years ago the PSA began to rise following routine blood tests at the VA in DC. As it gradually increased year by year, the peak was reached in December of 2012.
The diagnostic tool of choice is a biopsy which consists of on average 12 samples of the prostate gland to determine if cancer can be located. Over those ten years Elder received 6 biopsy’s with the sixth being Positive. This mean that some cells have been identified with Cancer.