Hello. Am writing as my husband is not computer-oriented, and I just need to get these biopsy results out there, to see what you all think. I've been reading this forum for over a year... watching my husband's PSA readings, and well, here I am for real. I've learned so much already from reading, now its unfortunately my turn.
1.5 years ago, hubby who was 59 then, had PSA of 7.1. Due to many congenital problems in the intestines, and a myriad of other health problems (heart disease,(EF of only 22%, he has an ICD pacemaker) diabetes, stroke in 05, colostomy due to birth defect issues, it was agreed that he would W & Wait to see if PSA was going to rise. Well, it did to 10.2, and biopsy was in order. Again, due to nerve-endings highly sensitive, this biopsy had to be done under MAC anesthesia in the hospital.
We just learned on Monday of the results.
12 cores taken, 6 on left, 6 on right.
RT Base Lateral: 3 & 3 10% Perineural invasian noted
Rt Base: 3 & 4 50%
Rt. Mid Lat: 3 & 4 90%
Rt. Mid : 4 & 3 30%
Rt. Apex Lat: 3 & 4 60%
Rt. Apex: 4 & 3 90%
Only 1 core on left side (Left Base) was a 3 & 4 - 10%. Other 5 were benign.
Dr. said: Gleason 4 & 3 = 7 (aggressive 7)
We are off for CT scan and bone scan on Friday, but hope it will be negative since PSA is 10.2. Hubby has severe hip pain on his left side. Been getting worse for a few months now. His appetite has not been good in the last 2 months.
Due to his terrible health, surgery is out. Dr. mentioned seed radiation. I don't know if he will be a candidate for this - any opinions on this subject will be appreciated. I'm afraid all his congenital problems (he only has one kidney-like that at birth) may prove a problem for the radiation. Should we even go to the radiation oncologist, or maybe we should ask our dr. for a name of a prostate oncologist. Any suggestions for good oncologist in prostate field in the Atlanta area would be appreciated.
Thanks for listening. Will keep you posted, and thanks for any opinions or info you could share with us.