With his age in the mid seventies, it is possible to do nothing at all but watch and wait. Tudpock has a lot to ask for, all good questions, but I would reduce it to asking his current PSA, stage, and Gleason score. Also, what age does his family typically live to? At age 75, treatment becomes less useful because prostate cancer is typically slow in going and people die of other causes many times. But when there is life expectancy over ten years then there are "mild" treatment options like radiation and seed therapy if his case is moderate to small. If he has a more aggressive disease that has already spread, still there is an option of waiting but more information is needed for decisions.
Navy, we welcome him here. And we welcome him here through you as well. More information and we can absolutely help. If he would like to talk to someone, send an Email and I will forward my number.
Age 46 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Geason 4+3=7, Stage pT3b, N0, Mx
Positive Margins (PM), Extra Prostatic Extension (EPE) : Bilateral Seminal vesicle invasion (SVI)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg (2 Year ADT)
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 11, 2009): <0.1
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