Thanks for finding us here. I know how utterly scared you must be for your father right now, the good news is that you have plenty of time to learn about
prostate cancer, to study treatment options that would right for him, and to plan ahead.
To answer your question, it is highly unlikely that the bone scan and ct will come back positive. Because the biopsy came back a gleson 7, it is the usual practice of most urologist to run the two tests. Neither test hurts, and it should help begin to put your mind at ease a bit.
At this point in time, all options are on the table. There are many men here experienced in all of the treatment methods.
If you get a chance, find out from the dr. how many cores were positive and what the % of cancer was found in the cores.
Please take comfort, that nothing terrible is going to happen because of this diagnosis any time soon, there is lots of time to workl through this.
I will be thinking of you and your father, and if we can help you here, we will be glad to work through the whole process with you along the way.
My best to you,
David in SC
57, 56 at DX, PSA
7/7 5.8, 7/8 12.3,9/8 14.5
3rd Biopsy Sept 08: Positive 7 of 7 cores, 40-90%, Gleason 7, 4+3
Open RP surgery 11/14/8, Right nerves spared, 4 days hospital, staples out 11/24/8, 5th cath out on 1/19/9
Pathlogy Report:Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c, 42 grm, tumor 20%, Contained in capsule, one post. margin, clear lymph nodes
2009 PSA 2/9 .05, 5/9 .10, 6/9 .11, 8/11 ?
Lastest 7/13 met with Rad. Oncl, considering options, 7/20 Catheter #6 after complete blockage, scarring closed up bladder neck, corrective laser surgery scheduled for 8/18