""My father's psa numbers were 17 and his biopsy came back 8 out of 10. He is having a ct and bone scane Monday. From what I've read it has probably spread beyond the prosate. Hoping to have any feed back and would like it even if it's blunt""
You need to retain a print out of the biopsy reports as they contain a lot of information in addition to the Gleason score that can be difficult to recall later, like the number samples taken, the number of positive samples, % of cancer in each one etc.
Unfortunately there are a lot of grey areas with PC diagnosis. For example scans will not necessarily show up small early stage mets or bone involvement. Regardless of what your additional tests indicate, Gleason 8 PC indicates an agressive high risk category cancer.
Biopsy readings are also subjective, and what looks like Gleason 8 to one person often looks like something different to another: if you havn't already done so, the first thing to do is to have the boipsy slides sent to an expert pathologist for a 2nd reading to confirm where you stand.
There are a lot of good books on PC but it's best to read one relevant to your situation. For someone potentially dealing with high risk PC I always suggest the book by Dr Charles Myers, " Beating Prostate Cancer: Hormonal Therapy & Diet" or Lee Nelson's publication "Prostatr Cancer Prevention and Cure".
Both authors had to deal with their own high risk PC some years ago, and provide a lot of details on their own treatment along with various other treatment options. Dr Myers has treated many patients with high risk and advanced PC since his own diagnosis 9 years ago.
I have two friends who have used hormone therapy for the past couple of years. They did not undertake any additional local treatment because they already had bone involvement when diagnosed. Both have remained active and are doing well with few side effects. One originally had leg pain and hot spots on his bone scans, all of which has since gone, with his recent scan all clear.
The other friend had PSA of 50 and Gleason 9 when diagnosed. His latest PSA reading was .06 and he's doing well at 91 years.