I had a bone scan done Friday, won't know until 17th. Before any complete prostate removal are there others tests I can ask for to see if it's in lymph system, blood, perineum, other, MRI? And actually, does this really help?
I've read several articles where really don't know until they open you up and look. My GP sort of mirrored that.
I'm going to my GP tomorrow to get a copy of the biopsy report so I can update properly here.
I did have a hernia op with mesh, lower left groin 2 years ago. Does that influence procedure/outcome?
I was starting to look at daVinci, nerve sparing (dependent on what they find once they have a real look during surgery) since local surgeon, Joe Chin and Paulter have several hundred between them (from what I've seen so far).
Clearing my head is getting better...still a way to go.
Thanks to all the guys and gals that post here...has left me starting to put things at arms length...I'm grateful for that. Haven't told my kids yet as oldest daughter due for 1st grandchild within a week (Yahooo).
Grandpa Mikey term is viewed somewhat as an oxymoron in my family
Present Status: 5 of 8 biopsies positive for adenocarcinoma, December 3/08, both lobes.
Present Status: Tumour in lower right and upper right lobe.
Present Status: Tumour in lower left and central left lobe.
Present Status: Gleason Score 3+3
Present Status: Cancer 40%-75% on samples...don't have exact details yet...but will soon.
Present Status: recommended radical prostrate removal, open surgery.
Present Status: PSA 5.3 Nov 2007, PSA 7.3 June 2008.
Present Status: Married to beautiful wife for long time. Started going out 36 years ago.
Present Status: 3 great grown kids, one at home to finish college.
Present Status: Becoming 95% Scared Stupid (an improvement).