You’ve had the PSA test – or more likely, several of them – plus the digital rectal exam, and one or both of these suggested that you needed a Biopsy. The biopsy was not fun, but you did it, and then you waited for a Pathologist to look at the tiny, needle-sized cores of tissue removed from your prostate. Maybe you managed to forget about it while you were waiting – maybe you feel perfectly healthy, and this all seemed surreal. Or maybe you let some dark thoughts creep in, and you started thinking about cancer and remembering everyone you ever know who has had cancer and not done very well. The waiting’s over now. Your doctor has just given you the news: there’s cancer in there. What are you going to do?
The very first thing you should do is, don’t panic.