At 46 years old I started 3 years of biopsies and by the third year felt like a hunted animal. At the same time my PSA was rising to 7 or above. Once a positive finding for cancer was determined, only then did I undergo a prostatectomy. I’ll admit this was a very trying time for me. The diagnostic biopsies although uncomfortable, I felt the bigger issue was determining the course of action when the biopsies was positive. That was 34 years ago, and still cancer free.