|Me waiting for my doctor at the VA Outpatient Clinic this morning|
Just returned from my six month checkup at theVA Outpatient Clinic.
I have "labs" taken every six months. "Labs" are a blood test. This is how my prostate cancer was discovered three years ago. Just think, if I wasn't on a six month regimen of labs, I wouldn't have known of my growing prostate cancer until it was too late. Thank God for the VA.
Three years ago I had radio active seed implants in my prostate gland to eliminate that growing cancer. Other than some continuing and annoying side effects (don't ask, you don't want to know), my prostate cancer has not returned.
Thus every six months I approach these consultations with my doctor reviewing the results of my blood tests. This morning was no exception.
Good news folks! My PSA score has not gone up! I'm cancer free.
Cancer survivor here.