And welcome to the best site on the web for caring and compassionate support that has helped me so very much through my cancer experience. Your father likely needs to have another biopsy, perhaps with what is called a saturation biopsy. This is a process where substantially more of the prostate is tested for cancer. At least it is a good question for his doctors. Zufus’ point about age consideration for a treatment modality is valid, however, each patient is different and if your father is in otherwise good health, and your family has a history of longevity there are many options. But first his rise in PSA could be just an infection. He needs to have another biopsy first and verify that this is indeed cancer. There is no reason to place the cart in front of the horse. And if it is, then post the information and you will find many members here with great experiences to draw from.
You have my prayers that it isn't cancer. But if it is, you will a great resource here to help.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE)
Bilateral seminal vesicle invasion (SVI); Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (September 17 '08): <0.1 ~ Undetectable!
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