“You have prostate cancer.” The punch in the stomach.
“What? What did you say?” The doctor asked if I had any questions and those were the only two I could come up with at that moment.
For years at my annual physical, I’ve been screened for prostate specific antigen, the test that tells the doctor if you have a problem with your prostate such as cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia. My PSA has been 2.5 for years, and my doctor always said that was a fine number for a man in his 50s. That’s not to say I didn’t have some problems with my prostate. Heck, most men do as they get older, but I was told it was just a slight enlargement problem. Nothing to really worry about.