You might be travelling unecessarily. If all is well you basically, will be telling him just that. But I don't fault his follow up visit. If I were you I'd ask about
any new news for a stage 3 guy like yourself. Since you have not had a recurrance then he will likely tell you status quo is the best move. But asking what he thinks should be a good question. I am certain you know much more about
this disease than you did a year ago, so if anything, try to use the time constructively.
Just a note: I have not seen my surgeon since my surgery. We spoke on the phone after surgery, that's when he gave me the bad news, and that was the last time I saw or spoke to him. Technically, I don't need him anymore. He was a great surgeon, and he did what I needed him to do. My case is now with an oncologist, and he will be with me until I don't need him any more...
Age 47 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8 : Surgery at The City of Hope on February 16, 2007
Gleason 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
Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 8/31/2009 3:08:37 PM (GMT-6)