Pat was diagnosed in 12/06 with an aggressive strain of PC. PSA was 10. He was 55, excellent health, thought it was BPH. Robotic prostatectomy in 1/07, radiation and hormone shots in April thru July. All PSAs since then have been 0.
Right after surgery, doc told me they had removed the mass and some valves and some bladder tissue, but there were still threads coming off the main mass that were so small he could not get or would take out so much it would kill him or something....needless to say I don't remember very well...
In other words, it will come back. So what are the PSA tests testing at this juncture? The oncologist has left the area so we are kind of lost....are there other scans or tests that could help us get a early handle obn this?Also, new development, he is sleeping (no exaggeration) 16-20 hours per day for last 3-4 weeks, altho says there is no pain.
Any advice from you gents (and ladies would be appreciated)-we have a gorgeous 11 yr old daughter and I would love to have her Dad at least at her graduation.
Thanks and God bless mags