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Hi, my name is Mark. I found out 2 years ago I have two forms of cancer in three different areas of my prostate. The Dr. caught it JUST as it manifested it's insidious self. I am supposed to get checked every 3 months as that is what medicare will allow.As soon as the stupid virus reared it's ugly head my Dr. extended my next PSA test by one month. June 1st I am supposed to go in. Now the problem. I am very ill as of yesterday. Flu like symptoms. But I thought one got a cold first, THEN the flu. I am very weak. I do not want to go in for the blood test if I am positive for the covid virus. I do not know what to do and it's driving me crazy. Any ideas? Thank You.

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I understand your anxiety. If you’re feeling ill as you describe, you should contact your MD to schedule a Covid 19 test immediately. You will not be admitted for a blood test until it’s known whether you have been infected. You may simply have the flu or another illness. Assuming the worst will only increase your anxiety. Should you be sick for any reason, it’s o.k. to postpone your PSA test for 2-4 weeks. Prostate cancer is slow progressing, so you’re unlikely to see much change in your PSA level in a short period of time. Take confidence in the fact that there are multiple treatment options for prostate cancer and the survivability rate is high.

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